Panch is Hindi for ‘5’ and where the ‘Punch’ cocktail name derives due to it’s 5 part formation – Sweet, Sour, Strong, Weak, and Spice. This formula is the backbone of some of the best-known classics such as the Mojito, Tom Collins, Moscow Mule, Tommy’s Margarita and Whisky Sour.
Designed in two parts, the internal measure is comprised of tiered levels with a fixed ratio of Sweet, Sour, and Strong, whereby respective liquids of a Syeup, Citrus, Spirit, are poured to each defined step to obtain the correct balance. The detachable Weak measure also pulls away as a guide for juices in shaken drinks. Spice can then be added in the form of bitters to add extra flavour complexity.
A cocktail shaker is not always required as contents of the Cocktail Key can be poured straight into an ice filled glass and then topped up with a mixer. Once the user quickly masters the process they can start creating their own bespoke cocktails by introducing different key ingredients.
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