Mixing glasses are a staple in bars up and down the country and across the world, particularly if that bar is in the business of making cocktails. We all know the famous saying by Mr Bond – ‘shaken not stirred’; we can only assume this was because the bars he would typically frequent weren’t stocking a Beaumont TM mixing glass.
You’ve probably guessed it already, mixing glasses are for making a certain set of cocktails that require all parts to be mixed by the method of stirring as opposed to shaking. There are plenty of classic cocktails that require a good stir, the martini or highball for example, this is because shaking the contents with ice is too aggressive for the ingredients involved leading them to break apart and sour.
As you can imagine this results in a foul tasting cocktail where a simple stir with the same ingredients leads to a great tasting classic. With this in mind we have come up with two new versions of the mixing glass, depending on how you like to stir.
Here is a Martini recipe for you to try for yourself:
Fill your mixing glass with ice
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
Add Tanqueray London Dry Gin and dry vermouth to the shaker.
Stir until cold.
Stir the mixture vigorously until the surface of the mixing glass feels chilled.
Strain into a martini glass.
Use a cocktail strainer to strain the liquid into a martini glass.
The new 650ml stemmed mixing glass has a short stem and base at the bottom of the mixing glass allowing you to secure the mixing glass with one hand and stir with the other, whilst not actually having to wrap your hand around the glass. For those that are worried about the transfer of heat from your hands to the mixing glass, this one is for you.
Our other new mixing glass is built to traditional specifications, with no stem and an aesthetically pleasing hexagonal glass pattern on the side. The 700ml tulip mixing glass wont look out of place in the best hotels in Mayfair, yet doesn’t stand out a traditional bar.
As you can see, the glass at the bottom of the Tulip mixing glass flares out slightly allowing the liquid to aerate in a similar fashion to a specific gin or wine glass and providing a natural channel for circular stirring. Both the Stemmed mixing glass and the Tulip mixing glass are designed to work in conjunction with all of our strainers, be it the professional strainer, ninja strainer or the classic tulip strainer. Albeit the tulip strainer is the most perfect fit.
To find out more about the Tulip mixing glass and the Stemmed mixing glass, please have a look at our listing here: https://beaumonttm.co.uk/bar-products-and-accessories/mezclar/