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When bartending, for what type of drinks do I use a shaker and what types do I just build in a glass?

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All (cream )drinks are shaken -Example white Russian, all (sweet and sour) drinks are shaken}-whiskey sour, margarita, Example Ice Tea add liquors sour mix shake , add splash coke squeeze lemon. Just remember all drinks are built in a glass {rule is cream drink and sour drinks shake.} I build my frozen drinks in the mixer, Frozen build in mixer- ice, liquor, mixer like strawberry Daiquiri , blend ,garnish Martini -UP make in metal shaker can add ice vodka, or gin dash of vermouth chill pour into martini glass. .Perfect Manhattan up- ice whiskey, dash of sweet and dry vermouth- Perfect means both sweet and dry vermouth pour into martini glass garnish
Apr 14, 2017
Generally, the recipe will tell you. Any drink "on the rocks" is built in the glass over ice. Any muddled drink is generally built either in a pitcher or the glass. Any drink ordered stirred is built in the glass. If a drink has soda in it, it gets built in the glass. Tom Collins, Whiskey sours, Amaretto Sours, Long Island Iced Teas, and Mint Juleps are all popular drinks that are build in the glass. Martinis and Cosmopolitans are probably the most popular shaken ones.
Apr 14, 2017
My own personal rule is that if the drink contains all alcohol, it's stirred in the glass. If it contains some sort of mixer, it's shaken. Not sure if that's the general rule, but that's how I do it.
Apr 14, 2017
shot and a beer goes in a shaker,...beer goes in a glass
Apr 14, 2017
martinis and cosmopolitans are usually shaken unless someone asks for theirs stirred and scotch, beer, wine is never shaken.
Apr 14, 2017

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