Shaken or stirred?


The age old cocktail question. When should a cocktail be shaken and when should it be stirred?  The difference is juice! 

When you have a perfect cocktail you can immediately tell. The texture is right, the ingredients are blended, and the entire experience is something enjoyable. Stirring or shaking is a simple, yet important thing you can do to create the perfect libation. Shop our essential bar tools online here.



Shaken:

Cocktails that contain citrus or fruit juices are shaken to incorporate the juice, sweeteners, and the spirit together. Shaking also adds texture and aeration, which creates a specific mouth feel.

Shake a: Mai Tai, Margarita, Daiquiri


Stirred:

Booze-forward cocktails containing only spirits should be stirred and not shaken. Stirring produces a smooth mouth feel and gently combines the ingredients with dilution from the ice.


Stir a:  Manhattan, Martini, Negroni