You don’t need to be a bartender to craft a tasty cocktail. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can mix ‘em up like a pro and impress your friends along the way. Take a look below find out which cocktails need a vigorous shake or swift stir, when to use a Hawthorne Strainer and how to measure the perfect pour.
A single? A double? No matter how you like your Tito’s cocktails, we have a tip that will make free pouring as simple as 1-2-3. Skip the extra step of measuring and count the servings with your fingers—one finger is a single, and two fingers is a double.
The age-old question—to stir or shake? Whether you like your martinis like Bond or prefer a more classic take, remember this rule of thumb to help you master mixology. When the cocktail has citrus or juice shake it up, but not too much as it’ll become watered down. If it’s more liquor forward, give it a stir.
Before you pour your finished cocktail, grab a Hawthorne Strainer to make sure nothing but the good stuff makes it into your glass.