How-To Properly Stir a Cocktail


Mixologist Garn McCown teaches you how to properly stir a cocktail using a teardrop bar spoon. There's more to stirring a cocktail than you think. It involves a proper grip technique and focusing on keeping the outside of the spoon running against the glass. Teardrop spoons are helpful because the teardrop-shaped end creates a perfect counterbalance to the spoon end for fast and easy mixing. Learn more by watching Garn's How-To.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Garn McCown worked his way through high school and college at Georgia Tech in restaurants and bars as early as 14-years-old. He began his spirits career in small restaurants, dive bars, and clubs, where he continually strived to learn and grow. This fueled his passion for craft cocktails, quality spirits, and ingredients, and cutting edge techniques. Garn truly began his craft cocktail endeavors at Bluepointe in the Buckhead Financial District of Atlanta, continuing to grow and learn at both high-volume and craft programs with Kimpton Hotels, Seed Kitchen and Bar, Marriott Hotels, The Pool Hall, The Aviary, and Gypsy Kitchen & The Southern Gentleman.

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