How to Throw a Cocktail
So we’re clear, when we say “throw” a cocktail, we aren’t trying to get you to huck a Martini at the wall. Throwing a cocktail refers to a very specific, somewhat forgotten method of chilling and mixing a drink that’s somewhere between rolling and shaking. It’s designed to aerate a drink without diluting it too much—plus, it looks cool. Use this method with cocktails that are typically stirred like Manhattans, Martinis and Negronis.
Shaker tin set
Fill one of the shaker tins with ice and add all of your cocktail’s ingredients. Nestle the julep strainer into the tin at a 45-degree angle.
Hold the cocktail-filled tin in your dominant hand, securing the julep strainer. Hold the empty tin in your other hand.
Raise both tins above your head.
Start pouring the filled tin into the empty tin. As you pour, slowly lower the tin catching the liquid, holding it at a slight angle so the cocktail falls onto the inside wall of the tin. Ideally your liquid will have just finished pouring when your catching hand reaches your midsection.
Bring both tins back to chest height and pour the cocktail back into the original tin (which still contains your ice and other solid ingredients).
Repeat steps 2-5 four to five times until your cocktail is properly chilled and aerated.