French Press (aka Cafetière)
Little did you know that you had the perfect weapon for making stirred cocktails hiding at the back of your cupboard. Quite possibly unloved and forgotten since you bought that swanky espresso machine? Not only is it the perfect size and shape, it also has a built-in fine strainer that will ensure not a single chip of ice will make it into your perfectly stirred cocktail.
As long as it’s cylindrical on the inside, it will work a treat. They can be quite large of course, so a vase is often perfect when you want to stir down 3 or more Martinis while ‘entertaining’. Straining can be a challenge with a large vase, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are making a few for friends. Also, make sure you take the flowers out first and give it a VERY good clean!
Perfect for 1 or 2 small stirred cocktails. Easy to use, and easy to strain the cocktail out of as well.