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Shaken or stirred?

  • Spirits and Ingredients

Hello Penny Bar prides itself on having some of the best bartenders in the mobile bartending business. Our attention to detail and expertise in cocktail making is unparalleled. When it comes to making cocktails, one of the most debated topics among mixologists is whether a cocktail should be shaken or stirred. While the choice may seem arbitrary, each technique has its own benefits, and understanding when to use each method can make a big difference in the taste and texture of your cocktail. Let’s explore some specific cocktails and the reasons why they are shaken or stirred.

Martini: At Hello Penny Bar, the classic Martini is very popular among our clients. Our bartenders understand that shaking this drink can cause the ingredients to become over-diluted and the cocktail to become cloudy. Stirring, however, allows the gin or vodka and vermouth to blend together smoothly and keeps the cocktail clear. It’s the details that matter most! 

Margarita: The Margarita is a fan favorite at Hello Penny Bar, and for good reason. We have a variety of different options you can choose from, and will work closely with you to formulate the perfect mixture of ingredients. Our bartenders know that shaking the cocktail is the best way to mix the ingredients thoroughly, ultimately creating a frothy texture that is desirable in this type of cocktail. Additionally, our bartenders are skilled at achieving the perfect balance of sweet and sour in each Margarita, ensuring that each sip is refreshing and perfectly balanced.

Daiquiri: The Daiquiri is another cocktail that Hello Penny Bar’s bartenders excel at making. This classic Cuban cocktail consists of rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. The shaking process helps to emulsify the ingredients, creating a smooth and well-blended cocktail. Our bartenders take this process seriously, making sure that each Daiquiri is shaken with precision to create a refreshing and flavorful cocktail.

Negroni: The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made with gin, vermouth, and Campari. At Hello Penny Bar, our bartenders stir this cocktail to perfection. We understand that the ingredients do not need to be vigorously mixed, and stirring the cocktail allows the ingredients to combine without adding too much air or dilution. This ensures that each Negroni is perfectly balanced and has a smooth, rich flavor.

Whiskey Sour: The Whiskey Sour is a cocktail that can be made either shaken or stirred. One of the few drinks where either method works, and both provide their own unique flavor/texture profiles. Our bartenders use their expert knowledge to determine which method is best for each individual drink. Whether shaken or stirred, our bartenders know how to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and sour in each Whiskey Sour. 

When choosing the mobile bar service for your wedding or event, these are the types of details you want to take into consideration. Our expert bartenders’ attention to detail and expertise in cocktail making is unmatched, and they take the time to ensure that each drink is perfectly crafted to suit the customer’s taste. Whether shaken or stirred, our bartenders know how to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and texture in each cocktail, making Hello Penny Bar the go-to choice for your mobile bar service.

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