When it comes to making the perfect pour, many people think that more is better. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In order to make a great cocktail, you need a recipe with exact measurements and proportions of ingredients. For example, in order for your Old Fashioned to taste just right, there has to be two dashes of bitters, one teaspoon of sugar or syrup (or 1 ½ teaspoons simple syrup), and four ounces of rye whiskey (or bourbon). If you don’t measure out each ingredient precisely then your drink will not taste as good as it could have. It’s all about precision when it comes to cocktails!
Remember that one teaspoon is equal to six tablespoons.
To make a great Old Fashioned, there has to be two dashes of bitters, one teaspoon of sugar or syrup (or ½ teaspoons simple syrup), and four ounces of rye whiskey (or bourbon). If you don’t measure out each ingredient precisely then your drink will not taste as good as it could have. It’s all about precision when it comes to cocktails!
how many drops in a teaspoon – what are the measurements for an old fashioned?
how much does a standard tablespoon look like? What is its volume measurement capacity? How do I convert from milliliters into cups? Does this conversion change with different types of measuring utensils?
if I have a recipe that calls for one teaspoon of dried basil, and my tablespoon is full, how many teaspoons of dried basil am I using in the recipe?
what are some other measurements where precision matters (besides cooking)?
What types of recipes do you want to see next: beverages or food?
Should all measurement be done by weight instead of volume when cooking with liquids like water or oil because they can change density based on temperature changes? What about adding ingredients such as flour which will soak up liquid over time during baking. Does this make weighing more accurate than measuring cups and spoons? How do you convert from milliliters into cups/spoons without an online converter tool accessible from your phone?
Do you have a question about measurement conversions or how to measure ingredients in the kitchen? Let us know!
What are some other questions that readers want answered with these posts?
What is another way of measuring flour (besides cups)? How do they compare and which should I use for different recipes like cookies, breads, etc.?
Isn’t there a more precise way of measuring salt than by volume/spoons because it can be so small and pack such an intense punch flavor wise when too much is used?? So what’s better: tsp. or gm.? And why does everyone say teaspoons instead of milliliters? Why not just one teaspoon = x ml? If we’re going to be so precise about measuring everything, shouldn’t we be using the metric system?
What is another way of measuring a half cup? Is there an easy conversion like cups to ounces or milliliters?
Why do people say “a pinch” when it’s not even set into grams and how can you measure something by pinches? I would love to see pictures on hand measurements because most recipes don’t include them.
How much more should someone use if they want their coffee less strong? Does this work for any other drinks too (like tea)? It seems difficult sometimes that one size does not fit all. They’re all so small! And how many straws are in a pack anyways!? I buy these things at least twice a week, how do I not know this?
That really does sound like an awful lot of drops. It’s going to take forever for my coffee or tea to be ready and you’re telling me it doesn’t make much difference anyways!?!
Is there a better way than adding so many drops???
Why can’t people just measure the amount that they want in milliliters instead? Isn’t that what everyone else uses when measuring liquids?
What is another way of measuring a half cup? Is there an easy conversion like cups to ounces or milliliters? The secret is using less water – about two tablespoons at most. Because it takes time for all those droplets to flow through your strainer into your cup, you’ll be left with a flavorful and concentrated brew.
How many drops to make one iced tea?
What about making a full pot of coffee? Is there an easy conversion like cups to ounces or milliliters?
How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? – A teaspoon is equal to three tablespoons. So 15 tsp = 45 tbsp= 900 ml.” That’s so much easier than counting how many droplets!” Even better, the teaspoons can just go straight from the container into my mug! Less mess too!!
A recipe for eight servings will need two tablespoons plus six teaspoons (120ml) brewed over four minutes. This sounds good because I don’t have enough time these days and also it makes it easier to make the same recipe for a full pot of coffee.
0.0348 ml/drop (milliliters) = 12 drops per tsp
How much water should I use when making tea in my mug? – If you want to drink black iced tea, then measure out one and a half teaspoons plus three tablespoons of sugar or sweetener into your cup with four cups of very hot water.” “This gives me about 160ml which is enough for an entire batch that includes two large glasses!” This sounds good because I don’t have any extra time these days and also measuring how much liquid equals how many milliliters or ounces simplifies things!