When to Shake and When to Stir a Cocktail is a question quite often asked. Robert Hess gives advice in this little video from Small Screen on Vimeo making 2 versions of a Manhattan Cocktail. The answer is relativly simply as cocktails based on clear ingredients should be stirred, while cocktails using already cloudy ingredients or ingredients that are thick should be shaken. Learn how its made the right way!
…and for those want to try at home here`s the recipe for a tasty Manhattan Cocktail
2 oz (60 ml) American whiskey (rye or bourbon)
3/4 oz (30 ml) sweet vermouth
1-2 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry, lemon or orange zest.