Mixing Glasses and Stirring Spoons

A variety of mixing glasses and stirring spoons

Stirring a drink has the purpose of combining the ingredients of a cocktail and chilling the drink (assuming it includes ice).

It is a gentler method of mixing and is often preferred over shaking the drink since it does not require the mixologist to strain the drink, leaving the diluting ice to impart its own character to the cocktail.

Stirring is done either in a mixing glass with a bar spoon or in the actual serving glass with a stirrer or straw.

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