How To Stir a Cocktail | 3 Minute Cocktail Education

Today we’re going to show you how to stir a cocktail, and we’ll do it in 3 minutes. Pickup a mixing glass:

The art of stirring isn’t a hard one, but it does still require some practice to get your wrist action working and your arm action locked in. You’ll want to work with some ice and water to get the flow moving, and give you an idea how how long you should be stirring; like, 30 seconds.

Dave Arnold’s Science of Stirring and

Dilution is the key to stirring, it won’t be as much as shaking but it will be enough to keep your drink chill yet retain the same silky texture of a non-shaken drink (lacking all that additional aeration).

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0:00 Introduction
0:29 The basics of the Pull & Push
0:53 How much ice do you need?
1:29 Where do you put your hands?
2:05 What is the optimal cocktail temperature?
2:30 How to pour from your mixing glass?

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