Mint Julep - SHAKE - Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Spearmint Leaves (well, technically it's a swizzle!)
Tom Collins - SHAKE & STIR - Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Tonic Water, Citrus Wheel
Sidecar - SHAKE - Brandy or Cognac, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice, Lemon Wheel
Margarita - SHAKE - Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Lime Wheel
Daiquiri - SHAKE - Rum, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Lime Wheel
Cuba Libre (Preparado) - SHAKE & STIR - Rum, Gin, Lime Juice, Bitters, Coca-Cola, Lime Wedge
Required Tools for Shaken Cocktails:
Same as those for Stirred Cocktails, but switch out the mixing glass and cocktail spoon for a shaker, and you're good to go. Shaken cocktails often incorporate fruit, citrus, or other aromatics that need to be incorporated, and sometimes you need a Muddler for that:
- Cocktail Shaker - you can use a cobbler shaker, a boston shaker, or a set of tins - the idea is to have something that won't leak, and that you can give a gooooood shaking too. Dumping the drink between one pint glass and the other is more of a folding technique, and doesn't do the same thing.
- Muddler - Some of these drinks require a bit of pressure - like the Mint Julep! Muddlers should be unfinished and unvarnished - no chemicals in the drink, guys! When muddling delicate herbs like mint and basil, you don't want to tear the leaves to shreds, which is why we recommend a muddler without teeth - just a nice flat muddling surface.