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Shaken vs. Stirred – Cocktails!

Last updated 6 years ago

Everyone has heard James Bond say he wants his martinis “shaken, not stirred” – but have you ever wondered why? Check out this video to find out just why bartenders use these different methods for mixing drinks.

Typically, cocktails which include juices, cream or egg whites – the cloudy ingredients – are shaken, which adds bubbles and froth to a drink. On the other side of the spectrum, drinks which contain only spirits are normally only stirred to prevent bubbles.

Whether your customer asks for their martini shaken or stirred, you will know what to do with an education from the Professional Bartending Schools of America. We have 34 locations across the United States, so there’s a location near you. Call us at (513) 542-3500 to start your bartending career today!


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