My issue with shaken versus stirred is that it seems like the typical bartender does not know this simple information. Bartenders there is one simple rule, if a drink is all alcohol… STIR IT!
It is extremely rare that I get my favorite drink, a Manhattan, which has been stirred instead of shaken. It seems that bartenders have some type of Tom Cruise from Cocktail disorder... Guys and Gals just because you mix it in a cocktail “shaker” it doesn’t mean you actually have to shake it!
Many people say, “You can’t tell the difference.” I beg to differ. A shaken cocktail is more watered down and you loss the taste of the liquor, Maker’s Mark Bourbon in my case. :)
I just hope that this post provides just a few other patrons the pleasure and appreciation for a good STIRRED cocktail!