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How to Pour 3 Shots at Once

Learn how to pour three shots at once from mixologist / flair bartender Chris Cardone in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Chris Cardone, I'm the East Coast United States representative of the Flair Bartend Association and I also bartend at the Beatrice Inn in New York City. What I'm going to show you how to do today is how to pour three shots at one time into three separate glasses.

What we're going to do is, you're going to take your liquid and you're going to pour however much you need to pour into each tin. Once you have your liquid in your tins, then the most important part is the ice. There needs to be enough ice in each tin to be basically the same size as a glass that you're pouring it into so that way it spaces it out on it's own. So we're going to put some ice in our first tin and then when you're first learning how to do this there's nothing wrong with separating it and kind of seeing if you need to pull your glass out a little bit so that you have the right width. Then you would add ice to your next tin, and again see how it looks. If it looks good, you're good. If it doesn't look good, you can always add more ice so that it does look good.

When you feel comfortable and you know that you're going to have the pour correctly into your glasses, then you would put your tin on top, put your strainer on top, and you'll strain them. Obviously in a real situation, I would shake these drinks as well, but for the purposes of right now we don't need to. So we would take our tin, we'll take our strainer on top, and you're going to pour the first one, just a little bit to get it started, and then you're going to kind of work the second one, and then you're going to work the third one.

And that is how you pour with three tins and the same time into three separate glasses. And you could do this, you know, you could make ten of them if you'd like. You just line them up, you just need enough ice and enough tins and a strainer on the top. Use a little bit of help maybe to hold them but you can pour as many as you want all straining out into them. And that is how you pour three shots into three glasses at the same time.

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