Four Ways That a Bartender Usually Uses to Mix Wine

If you usually go to bars, you might notice that bartenders usually use four ways to mix wine.

The first way is stirring. In this way, the bartender pours materials into a wine mixing glass and stirs fully with a spoon. This way is usually used for mixing strong liquids or cocktails. Equipments needed for stirring are wine mixing glass, spoon, measuring cup and strainer. But sometimes you can stir directly in the glass.

The second way is using juice machine blender. The bartender uses the juice machine instead of stirring by hands, which is the most popular way, and the blender effect is pretty good. In this way, you need to prepare crushed ice first, and pour materials into the juice machine, and then add crushed ice, turn the power on to stir. After 10 seconds, turn the power off and take the glass off, then pour the liquid into the wine cup. Equipments needed in using juice machine blender are juice machine, measuring cup, ice and ice tongs.

The third way is shaking. This is the most common and easiest way to make cocktail, you just put wine, ice and other materials needed into a cocktail shaker, and then shake it back and forth for a moment to make them fully mixed. The cocktail made by this way will not be hot or spicy, and the wine will be soft and easy to drink. Equipments needed for shaking are shaker, wine glass, and ice cup.

The forth way is building. It is a cocktail making way in which that the bartender pours the materials into the wine glass directly. It is also very easy, and as long as you can control the ingredients well, then you can do a good job even if you are a beginner. The famous cocktails such as Gin Tonic and Bloody Mary are made in this way. Equipments needed for building are cocktail glass, measuring cup, ice, and ice tongs.

So now you know that if you want to make cocktail of a good taste, you not only need to know how to do, but also need to prepare the bar products needed, then you will do a good job.

Joana, who is a bartender, likes to share things to do with blender with people who are also interested in it. She has a broad knowledge of bar products and bar supplies. If you want to know something about them, please visit

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