Lessons Learned from Years with Salts

The Effect of Salt When Added to Margarita

When we say margarita, it is a cocktail drink consisting of three ingredients namely: tequila, Cointreau, lime or sometimes a lemon juice, frequently prepared with salt on the side of the glass and can be ordered as on the rocks or poured over ice.

If you ever tried drinking margarita, perhaps you have observed that when salt is being added to it, it will not only make your glass look cool however, it will also allow the popping of sourness and sweetness in your mouth. And because salt is effective in suppressing the bitter taste of margarita, when it is being added, it intensifies the sourness and sweetness of the drink. However, if you are calling salt as an enhancer, you might be wrong on that part since there is no physiological condition that connects salt and universal flavor enhancement.

However, what is clear to as is that salt seems to boost a particular taste by having the other flavorings be suppressed. Try adding even a pinch of salt to a mixture and you will notice how it effectively lessen the bitter taste of it. The sweet taste of a drink is being counteracted by the bitterness of it, preventing it from being perceived hence, if you want your drink to taste more sweet, just add a little bit of salt to it. Talking about salt on a chemical level, the root cause of why the bitterness of a mixture is being suppressed are the sodium ions in the molecules of sodium chloride. To make the subject matter at hand become more interesting, did you know if bitter compounds are being added to salty ones, the salty level of a mixture retains its saltiness or if changes in taste does occur, it is not noticeable?

We know that when salt is being added to a drink, like margarita, it increases the sour and sweet taste of the cocktail, but that’s not it as it also escalates our perception to the aroma of the drink making it more strong. Furthermore, salt is also capable of increasing the amount of saliva produced by the mouth hence, making the drink feels a bit more thick and rich.

Adding a very little concentration of salt will not hinder it from effectively eliminating the bitter taste of a mixture. And while salt is suppressing the bitterness of the drink, it also enhances other flavor like sweetness or sourness, making you enjoy your drink a lot more. In today’s time, there are lots of bartenders who make it a point to add salt to every citrusy drink they are mixing so that the sourness of the mixture will brighten or enhanced. Yet, it is still very important to make sure that the amount of salt being added to a citrusy drink is right to prevent to suppression of the drinks acidity.

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