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Is a Martini Better Shaken or Stirred?
Shaken vs stirred? It’s one of the most common topics when it comes to crafting a martini. So, do you shake or stir a martini? Let’s discuss. The purpose of shaking a cocktail is to help aerate ingredients like citrus, egg whites or cream, helping release the full flavor. Shaking is ideal for cocktails with those ingredients, like Margaritas or Cosmopolitans.
When you stir, you preserve the aromas, textures and flavors of the spirit and ingredients. Stirring is good for cocktails like Negronis and Manhattans, as well as—you guessed it—Martinis.