Hello all :)
There are a number of cocktails that I often shake or stir with ice before straining into a glass either over ice or not? My question has to do with these same drinks being translated to large batch cocktails that are served over the course of an evening. Obviously when you shake or stir a cocktail with ice you are getting some dilution. But if you are serving large batches over a course of an evening, where everyone is pouring their own, ice is only involved in their glass. So I guess my question is should I be adding some water to the mix and if so how much per drink? How much ice do you think melts into a shaken or stirred drink before it is poured into its drinking glass? Thanks in advance for all your help.