Yukiwa Japanese Hawthorn strainer (Part of The Quench Cocktail Collection)

Our favourite strainer at the showroom. Admittedly, some professional mixologists will insist on using a ‘Julep’ strainer with a mixing glass. This is largely to prevent cross contamination between shaken and stirred drinks in a fast paced commercial environment. However, the technique for pouring from a heavy based mixing glass whilst holding in place a loose julep strainer and potentially ‘double straining’ (see Home Bar Essentials No 5, the ‘Fine Strainer’) can be a little tricky for the home bar enthusiast. For this reason we selected a hawthorn strainer that’s not only easier to use but looks stunning partnered with our mixing glass.