The cocktail spoon is an essential utensil when creating your drink. Used primarily for mixing ingredients , it differs from a basic spoon by the helical shape of its stem . In the glass or shaker, it is just as capable of emulsifying the liquid and measuring out the ingredients (its capacity being that of a teaspoon). However, what does it have that a regular spoon doesn't?
What is a cocktail spoon used for?
The cocktail spoon has several specific features that allow the bartender to perform different gestures to obtain the perfect drink. Its stem is generally long, which allows the liquid to be mixed from the bottom .
There are spoons that have small teeth , like those on a fork. These are used to catch solid ingredients such as small pieces of lemon.
You will also discover in some spoons a pestle at the end of the stem . It will be useful for grinding the herbs you used during the recipe. The pestle also allows a good grip.
Aside from the taste, let's not forget that the aesthetic of the cocktail is just as appreciable! Its twisted shape allows you to create a layered cocktail , that is to say in several successive layers, from the densest to the lightest. Even if it is demanding for beginners, the spoon allows you to quickly learn how to do it.
The different types of cocktail spoons
There are several variations of the cocktail spoon, the most used and widespread are:
The European : stylish and graceful with a pestle at the end
The Japanese : elegant, chic and more slender at the upper level
The American : simple, practical and the least expensive of the 3