Using a Muddler – Muddling Cocktails – Essential Bar Tools | Lesson 06

If you find a mojito pleasing or a julep exciting, using a muddler is going to become party of your routine. Using a muddler isn’t a big challenge, but there are some simple do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.

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First of all, herbs are delicate beasts, you want to press the herbs not destroy them! Let’s talk about the steps you need to take when using a muddler. And, if you’ve recently picked up our Home Bartender Starter Kit, you’ll be prepared with a simple muddler to work cocktails.

Tearing the mint leaves will often create a bitter flavor profile in your drink because chlorophyll is bitter. Most of all, you want to press out the essential oils and keep the chlorophyll out of your drink. You know you’ve gone too far in your muddling effort if your drink tastes like grass.
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