When to stir? When to shake? A proper primer on stirred cocktails from Tip Top recipe developer Miles Macquarrie.
Stirred (sturd) adjective
1. A cocktail style containing only alcohol-based ingredients over ice, stirred to minimize air-liquid mixture & maintain silkiness
Stirring a cocktail minimizes the addition of air to the liquid (1.) in order to maintain a silky texture (2.) and preserve the overall consistency (3.).
Stirred cocktails are silky in texture, boasting deep rich flavor profiles. They’re also spirit-forward, which means they’re for sipping, not slugging.