If your delivery on a request for "stirred, not shaken" leaves a bit to be desired, this guide will help you brush up on your cocktail stirring skills (as well as highlight when and why you should stir instead of shake).
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Culinary blog Serious Eats has a helpful guide to stirring cocktails. Their guide outlines why you opt to stir instead of shake, why you want a glass mixer instead of metal, how to properly chill your mixing and serving glasses, and more.
Hit up the article below for step-by-step instructions. While you're at it learn how basic formulas are the foundation of good impromptu cocktails.
Cocktail 101: How To Stir a Cocktail [Serious Eats]