Shake that Martini!


Many cocktail recipes include the ingredients to be shaken using a cocktail shaker as part of the process. This is the most enjoyable and entertaining for you and your guests if you bring your guests in to watch. It really is a simple technique that  you can master quickly with just a few steps and a little practice. The result?  Your martinis and cocktails will be far more concentrated and cool. Exactly what you want for a great Martini!

  • You want to put the ice cubes into the shaker first. This causes the shaker to chill, and it cools the liquids as you add them.
  • We recommend 5-6 ice cubes per drink. However, if you are making two drinks at once use less ice to make room in the shaker.
  • You want to give the ingredients plenty of room to move around. It’s important to not overfill the shaker.
  • Slowly count to ten while shaking vigorously.
  • If a drink has multiple ingredients or ingredients that don’t naturally combine together easily, they will have to be shaken longer and harder this.
  • Have fun while you are shaking your drink! Turn on some music, and get in a rhythm. No music nearby? Well, that’s sad. Be creative, and hum while you shake to the beat.
  • If you are making a drink that includes fruit, it needs to be added later after the drink has been already shaken.

What do I need to make my own great Martini?

  1. Cocktail Shaker
  2. Ice Cubes
  3. Spirits, Liqueurs and Mixers as called for in the recipe
  4. Friends to share it with. Life is too great to spend it alone! Invite someone over for dinner and a drink. What are you waiting for?

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2 Responses

  1. […] Mix these ingredients together first, and pour into martini glass. […]

  2. […] Shaken or stirred […]

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