THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP BUILD & STIR This method assembles the finished drink right in the glass. Dilution in built drinks evolves, becoming a journey: the first boozy sip gradually softens to a whisper as you enjoy it. 1 Prepare the garnish and set it aside. 2 If the recipe calls for expressed citrus oil, squeeze…

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THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP SHAKE Shaking a drink adds dilution, drops the drink temperature a bit below stirring, and creates an aerated texture. A general rule of thumb if unsure: drinks containing citrus, cream, or egg get shaken. These instructions assume you’re using a two-piece mixing tin set — if not, just follow along and add…

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THE BASICSTHE NOT-SO-BASICSSHOP STIR & STRAIN Stirred drinks are served without ice and consumed relatively quickly, before they get warm. Dilution and chilling here happens entirely outside the serving glass. 1 Chill your serving glass in the freezer at least 30 minutes. If possible, keep a few coupes and a couple of small rocks glasses…

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