A sleek and stylish vintage-inspired bartender's tool, the Absolut Elyx Julep Strainer partners perfectly with our Copper Shaker when creating all your favorite stirred cocktails at home.
Not only does our Julep Strainer provide a charming heritage feel to your cocktail-making, it generally fits into a pint glass better than a Hawthorn Strainer - so it's the strainer you should reach for if you're mixing in a larger vessel than a shaker. It works perfectly with our exquisite etched Mixing Glass to deliver superb stirred cocktails - such as our iconic Elyx Martini - with style and panache.
Through our partnership with Water For People, every Absolut Elyx Boutique item sold will provide access to one week of safe water (140 liters) to someone in need.
Quality and Package:
Crafted from premium stainless steel, copper-plated and polished by hand, it is elegantly presented a stunning box with copper damask detailing, making it an ideal gift for any cocktail enthusiast.
Contains 1 x copper-plated Julep Strainer
Origin of Elyx Julep Strainer:
Originally known as an "ice spoon," the Julep Strainer was invented in the mid-1800s, around the time drinks with ice - notably the julep - were popularized. Consisting of a bowl-shaped cup perforated with small holes and a long handle, the strainer was held on top of your glass as you drank, preventing crushed ice and mint from spilling out and ruining your best Derby outfit. These days, of course, a simple drinking straw will suffice.
With the development of cocktail-making techniques in the latter part of the 19th century, the Julep Strainer was increasingly used by bartenders to strain liquids when pouring liquids into a drinking vessel. Once the ingredients had been mixed in a glass or shaker, the Julep Spoon was pressed against the inside of the vessel to strain out any ingredients you didn't want to end up in the finished drink: seeds, fruit, crushed ice.