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Why is stirred not shaken?

Why is stirred not shaken?

Stirring – Because it's so much gentler than shaking, stirring creates a velvety smooth texture with less chilling and dilution than shaking. Bartenders typically choose to stir vs shake when mixing with only liquors, liqueurs, and syrups, most often with the goal of creating a strong or spirit-forward cocktail.

What is the difference between shaken and stirred martini?

And those laws are presented in black and white: If the cocktail contains only alcohol-based ingredients (spirits, vermouths, liqueurs) it should be stirred; if it contains any non-alcoholic ingredients (citrus juice, eggs, cream, fresh fruit or herbs), it should be shaken.