How to stir a cocktail

Step 1: Pour the ingredients into an ice-filled Boston glass, mixing jug or shaker, and stir (don’t churn!) for around 15 seconds.

Step 2: Strain out using a julep strainer* (alsoknown as a dome strainer) to strain out the liquid, either straight up or over fresh ice. Never re-use the ice you stirred with!

Stirring generally creates at least 10% dilution.

Want to learn more about making cocktails yourself? Find out more about our Cocktail Introduction and Basic Bartending Course!

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