Tips Every Home Bartender Should Know Slideshow

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Know When to Shake, and When to Stir

Sure, some will argue that when it comes to certain drinks (like the martini, for example), you could go either way on the question of "shaken or stirred?" But generally speaking, you want to shake cocktails that call for juices, cream liqueurs, and other thick mixers — the process of shaking adds air to the drink and therefore changes the mouthfeel and texture. Stirring is more commonly used for spirituous drinks (those with little or no mixers).

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