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The Versatile Electric Mixer in Cocktail Crafting

An electric mixer is a dynamic tool in the realm of mixology, extending the bartender’s capabilities beyond traditional methods. Used for a variety of purposes, from creating perfectly blended frozen drinks to preparing delicate foams and grinding spices, the electric mixer is a key component in a modern cocktail bar. Its versatility and efficiency make it an indispensable asset for innovative cocktail creation.

Applications of an Electric Mixer in Mixology

The electric mixer serves multiple functions in cocktail preparation:

  1. Frozen Drinks: It blends ingredients smoothly, creating the perfect consistency for frozen cocktails like daiquiris or margaritas.
  2. Foams: As outlined on page 162, electric mixers can be used to prepare various types of foams, adding a light, airy texture to cocktails.
  3. Grinding Spices: It can quickly grind spices, allowing bartenders to create fresh, custom spice blends for unique cocktail flavors.

Choosing the Right Electric Mixer for a Bar

When selecting an electric mixer for cocktail making, consider the following:

  1. Power and Speed: A mixer with multiple speed settings can handle various tasks, from gentle blending for foams to more robust grinding of spices.
  2. Attachments: Look for mixers with different attachments that can be swapped out depending on the task, such as a blender for frozen drinks or a grinder for spices.
  3. Durability and Size: Choose a durable mixer that can withstand frequent use and ensure it fits comfortably in the bar space.

Incorporating the Electric Mixer in Cocktail Recipes

Here are two cocktail recipes that showcase the use of an electric mixer:

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri (Using Electric Mixer for Blending)


  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 cup Frozen strawberries
  • Ice
  • Strawberry for garnish


  1. Combine rum, lime juice, simple syrup, frozen strawberries, and ice in the mixer.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled glass.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry.

Spiced Whiskey Sour (Using Electric Mixer for Grinding Spices)


  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • Egg white (optional)
  • Custom spice blend (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove)
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Use the electric mixer to grind spices into a fine blend.
  2. Combine whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white (if using), and a pinch of the spice blend in a shaker with ice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist and a sprinkle of the spice blend.

Read more: In the equipment category, you can learn about the following bar tools and the recipes that can be prepared with them: atomizer, bar spoon, cold dripper, dehydrator, electric mixer, fine grater, ice pick and ice scoop, juicers, knife, lemon squeezer, measuring cup, mixing glass, muddler, shaker, strainer, tea strainer, tongs, and whipping siphon and soda siphon.


The electric mixer is a testament to the evolving nature of cocktail making, offering a range of possibilities for creative expression. Whether blending, foaming, or grinding, this tool allows bartenders to push the boundaries of traditional mixology.


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