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HOW TO chill a glass
HOW TO // Jan 1, 2018
When a cocktail recipe calls for a chilled glass, don't panic! You don't need to put it in your fridge for 15 minutes or put it in the freezer overnight. All you need to do is take a few minutes before you build your cocktail to put some ice cubes or crushed ice in the glass you'll be serving your drink in.
Often this is done in recipes to keep the drink from being warmed by the glass. It also keeps it chilled for longer than putting the spirits into a room temperature glass. Usually this is done for drinks served neat, without ice.
But there is one REALLY important thing to remember: discard the ice before pouring your drink. If you're serving a drink neat, just remember, you don't want any ice in it.
I won't tell you how I know this is the most important part. You can make your own inferences. Maybe I'd already had a cocktail before I started making the second. Anything could have happened. Just dump that ice out before you pour out of your mixing glass or shaker.