This is a handy device for crushing soft fruit and herbs. Resembling a miniature rolling pin, a muddler is generally made from wood or plastic. Muddling is an aggressive act, often requiring brute strength to crush more fibrous fruits such as limes or apples. The act of muddling helps extract the fruit or herb oils found in the ingredients you use, and is an effective way of relieving stress. Always muddle in a glass that can handle the pressure, such as a rocks glass or the toughened mixing glass.
Do not forward these materials to anyone below the legal drinking age.
Belvedere Vodka is a quality choice. Drinking responsibly is too.