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Stirred Drinks

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Stirred Drinks

Despite James Bond’s insistence otherwise, martinis –as well as many other cocktails that don’t contain fruit or herbs–generally call for stirring rather than shaking to mix the ingredients and chill everything down to the perfect sipping temperature–without roughing things up too much and creating ice chips. Stirring is more of a science than you might think! Here’s your guide to the bartender-approved way to stir and strain a drink, demonstrated by Del Posto’s head bartender Estelle Bossy.

 

Oh, and make sure your mixing glass is cold before you start!

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