How to Choose the Right Cocktail Strainer

A professional bartender probably needs a few types of strainers; you only need one. Michael Cecconi is the mixologist at New York’s Back Forty; he also works at the Savoy and teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education. He describes the different cocktail strainers available and weighs in on which is most versatile: the julep strainer.

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