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Shake and Strain

This method is used to prepare cocktails “Straight Up”, which are served in the Martini Glasses (Martini Glass, Double Martini Glass and Margarita Glass).

  • It’s recommended to cool the glass by filling it with ice and water (or soda water);
  • fill a 28 oz Boston Shaker with ice to 1/3, and pour the ingredients in it;
  • fit the the 16 oz Boston Shaker into the 28 oz Boston Shaker and shake vigorously for 6-7 seconds;
  • empty the glass of ice and water (or soda water);
  • open slightly the two Boston Shakers holding the ice in them, and filtering the ingredients previously shaken inside the glass.

Note: the filtering of the ingredients may also be obtained using the Strainer in place of the 16 oz Boston Shaker.

Shake and Strain This method is used to prepare cocktails “Straight Up”, which are served in the Martini Glasses (Martini Glass, Double Martini Glass and Margarita Glass). It’s

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