Despite being a rather strong mixed drink, it still makes a great first impression on the palate. You can make a lot of noise when there is a table full of tornadoes whirling around. There are four spirits and a shot of cola in this drink, but it is a bit different from a Long Island Iced Tea. As the name and effect of the drink are influenced by the preparation and service, so does the way it is prepared. You’ll create a miniature twister in your glass complete with flying debris if done right.
Tornado Cocktail Tips
The amount is not too great. Let a little room on the top of your glass before you fill it 100% with soda. Having this cover will keep splashes and spills from happening while you’re spinning your twister. There is the booze. This is more of a novelty drink than it is an impressive drink, so there’s not much need to spend money on the liquor that goes inside. Just like the Long Island style drinks, use the bottles in the bar’s ‘well’ for this. When it comes to the Tornado, it really is all about the effect. Ingredients really don’t count because the drink is more of a spectacle. Then you should pay more attention to the visual effect and let the taste sort itself out. It’s worth it to enjoy it while it’s here. In an agitated state, ice and sugar will last a limited amount of time. Sugar dissolves into the drink and ice melts faster when it is exposed to the liquid. The three lonesome ice cubes in a glass need to do a lot of work to slow down the dilution process. You’ll see them disappear before you know it once you add the swirling.