What is the proper way to stir a drink
Cocktails which contain only liquor require stirring with ice in a mixing glass with a bar spoon for proper mixing. It is necessary to stir enough to ensure that the drink is well mixed and chilled, but not enough to dilute the drink.
Fill the mixing glass aproximately 3/4 full with ice and then add the required amount of liquor. Stir slowly in a clockwise motion for about 3-4 stirs or circles around the glass. After this is done, strain the drink into the serving glass and garnish it accordingly.
Source: HungryMonster.com Staff Writers