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Hawthorne Strainers

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If you use a Boston shaker to make cocktails, you’ll need a separate cocktail strainer to hold back the ice, stray herbs, and citrus wedges as you pour your drink into a glass. There are a few types of cocktail strainers, but the Hawthorne strainer is the most commonly used. It’s essentially a slotted and/or perforated disk with a spring mounted on part of the perimeter; the spring ...

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