When you and your friends are out on the patio this summer doing a little grilling, you might think to yourself that a nice, cool, refreshing beverage would be a sweet treat for everyone. When you get around to making those drinks, try using a drink muddler. For those not familiar with the drink muddler, it’s a device used to crush ingredients in the bottom of a drink glass. While a drink muddler is most commonly associated with preparing ingredients for alcoholic beverages such as cocktails, it can also be used to crush fresh lime or orange peel, which can add a tasty zest to any beverage.
One way of making sure you’re getting great drinks, alcoholic or not, is by using a drink muddler. Most drink muddlers are 8 to 16 inches in length and are shaped roughly like a baseball bat.
Drink muddlers cost anywhere from $3.99 to $20. Higher end drink muddlers start at about $20 and can be as expensive as filling up your gas tank ($80). Some high-end drink muddlers are artfully crafted from beautiful pieces of wood. They are basically small works of art. These high end muddlers are mainly found in bars.
If a mojito is your sort of drink, the muddler can be used to crush lime and mint leaves. Here is quick Mojito recipe:
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
- 4 fluid ounces club soda
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 a lime cut into wedges
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup ice cubes