Shaking involves moving one or more ingredient back and forth or up and down with short, quick movements. The purpose of this is to mix ingredients together, or to mix a single ingredient around.
Difficulty to learn: Easy
Some Thoughts For You:
Shaking is not just used for cocktails! When making a recipe, it may be necessary to properly mix ingredients together, or to stop an ingredient from settling (such as lemon juice).
What You Will Need:
You can shake something in any container or bowl, but for heavy shaking, a lid will be necessary. Cocktail shakers are perfect for making drinks, and a bowl with a plate over it will often do the trick for soft shaking.
Tips For You:
- Don’t go overboard with shaking if the lid is not attached to your shaking container! Your ingredients won’t be of much use scattered across the kitchen.
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