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Old 01-19-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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Muddler

anyone have a good muddler that they really like? ive been using a spoon to make my mojitos and caipirinhas, but its just not cutting it....i think i like the kind with the spiky plastic/rubber bottom, as opposed to the smooth wooden ones....i feel like that would do a better job releasing juices and oils....either way, i just want something that works and wont break...and doesnt cost $30

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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What is a muddler?
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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A muddler

I had to look it up too.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:55 AM   #4
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its a bar tool used to mash fruit and other ingredients to make a drink....in a mojito, for example, you muddle togther lime wedges, sugar and mint leaves....that releases the juices and essential oils of the ingredients (if using coarse sugar, the sugar also helps to tear things up)...after that, you top it off with rum and seltzer....it can be as simple as a wooden pestle, but you can also get metal or plastic ones that have a round, flat bottom with small spikes (think of a small meat tenderizer)

since they are not that expensive, and im sure most work fine, i could prob just go to the store and pick any one out and be fine...but im just curious if people have a favorite
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A muddler

I had to look it up too.
Thanks, Frank. I'm afraid I can't help the OP though.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thanks, Frank. I'm afraid I can't help the OP though.
Are you afraid you will just muddle things up?
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Are you afraid you will just muddle things up?
I don't need a tool to do that
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this discussion has gotten mirky
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:15 AM   #9
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I've used one and I didn't know what it was called
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:26 AM   #10
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What is a muddler?
It's the first part of the name, muddler minnow, and is a fishing fly made of deer hair. Oh wait, we're talking about mixed drinks here (yeh, I knew that, but just had to throw in one of the classic fishing flies of all time, heh, heh.)

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