How do you stir a cocktail?

A cocktail should be stirred slowly and deliberately. You can think about keeping the bottom of the spoon up against the inside of the mixing glass to create a nice, smooth stir. A bar spoon can be a great tool in any mixologist’s bar cart. Typically, it’s best to mix a cocktail for about 40 seconds. Stirring a cocktail can be a mindful, meditative process, allowing you to craft your cocktail with care.

Once you master the art of stirring, learn how to shake and strain a cocktail or pick out a cocktail recipe to make at home!

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A bottle of Grey Goose Vodka on a table next to a bucket of ice and a glass of Grey Goose holiday punch being stirred with a bar spoon.