When to stir? When to shake? A proper primer on shaken cocktails from Tip Top recipe developer Miles Macquarrie.
Shaken (shak·en) adjective
1. A cocktail style typically containing juice and shaken over ice to blend ingredients before being strained into a glass
Shaking a cocktail introduces air (1.), creates frothy texture (2.), and derives brightness through dilution (3.).
Shaken cocktails range from herbaceous and complex to simple and juice-forward. But the common denominator? Satisfying refreshment.