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How to Roll Drinks


Rolling drinks is a fun way to mix

Rolling drinks is a fun way to mix

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Definition: Rolling is a seldom used mixing technique that is easy to do, with a little practice. High volume drinks like highballs and lowballs which are served on the rocks benefit the most from rolling. This is a great technique for mixing only a few ingredients (like vodka and orange juice in a Screwdriver) as it gently combines them without melting as much ice or adding as much air as the shaking technique does.

To Roll:

  1. Fill one glass to the top with ice and add the liquid ingredients.
  2. Pour the contents from this glass into a shaker tin or mixing glass.
  3. Return the contents to the original glass.


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