Do you know when or why to shake or stir a cocktail? I didn't, but with the help of Robert Hess fromt he latest episode of The Cocktail Spirit, the difference is clear. HAH! Get it!? Clear...sorry just watch the video.
This is one of those galvanizing issues that can really show that you take quality cocktails even slightly seriously. Shaking a Manhattan is like serving your guests instant coffee. There, I've said it. The question about When to Shake and When to Stir still confuses many, more so when you see contradictory information about this in different recipes for the same drink.