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Home Bar Boot Camp: 9 Essential Techniques to Master

Rather than just plopping an herbal garnish directly into the glass, firmly clap (also known as spank) the sprig of herbs between two hands; this helps to release the herbs' aromatic oils without being so rough as to bruise and discolor the garnish.

Practice the technique with: A celery southside or a mint julep.

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