The Cocktail Ritual — education

Margret-Ann Natsis
Boston Sour Recipe: It's a Whiskey Sour with Egg!

Boston Sour Recipe: It's a Whiskey Sour with Egg!

Have you ever had a whiskey sour with egg white and bitters? Then you’ve had a Boston Sour! You may not have known it at the time, especially as many bartenders today favor the inclusion of an egg white in Whiskey Sours, often without using the cocktail's proper name...

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Rachel Eva
How to Stir a Cocktail with Jim Meehan

How to Stir a Cocktail with Jim Meehan

You know that some cocktails should be stirred, and others are better shaken - right?  Refresher: When to STIR When a cocktail includes all clear spirits & liqueurs.  When to SHAKE When a cocktail contains fruit juice, dairy, or egg whites So drinks such as the Old Fashioned Cocktail, Manhattan Cocktail, Sazerac Cocktail, and of course the Martini should all be stirred.  Don't believe us? Make two of the same cocktails side by side, and taste and see the difference.  Stirred cocktails maintain a viscosity, clarity, and smooth mouth-feel that's very satisfying.  Stirring is an artful form of preparation that's...

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