why this product

An elegant cocktail pitcher deserves a stirrer to match. The handle of this pewter spoon is extra long to accommodate the tall sides of just such a vessel. Stirring a cocktail, as opposed to shaking, prevents air bubbles and small shards of ice from clouding the clarity of the drink, and won't bruise fine alcohols or ruin the texture of certain mixtures.   The high polished pewter of this home bar tool is made of a lead-free alloy that’s about 95% tin, food safe, FDA approved and requires little or no care.  Since 3000 BC pewter has been used to make functional and decorative objects for the home. The cocktail stirring spoon, like the rest of the pieces in this bar service collection, come with a hallmark, the signature of the skilled artisan who crafted it by hand.

use & care

After placing all ingredients in the bottom part of a cocktail pitcher or shaker, fill with ice cubes until about 3/4 full. Stir with a bar spoon. Let the mixture “restâ€? 30 seconds or so in order to allow the alcohol to chill and the ice to melt slightly, creating dilution, then stir again. Strain into a cocktail glass and add garnish of choice.  Pewter is a fairly soft, malleable metal and calls for gentle use. If your spoon begins to change in shape, simply bend back into place with care. It also tarnishes very slowly and requires almost no maintenance. Should you want to polish your pewter, almost any metal polish will do. This pewter bar service collection does not contain lead and is completely food safe. To clean your pewter after using it, hand wash in warm water using a liquid dish soap. Dry the pewter completely. If water is allowed to dry on your pewter, it may cause spots which can easily be removed by using metal polish, or believe it or not, gently rubbing the area in small circular motions with “0000â€? steel wool.

production & design

David Reiss is an American designer who brought this glass, and a number of other Italian crystal and pewter products, to the U.S. He fell in love with the old soul of pewter on a trip to Lombardia, and felt the pewter and crystal products he observed abroad were exceptional in quality and aesthetic, different from what was then available in the United States.  His 17 year old company was the first to bring this very same Italian pewter to the American market. Every one of his products is handmade in Lombardia, FDA approved, food safe and contains no lead.

about the designer

Long Handled Pewter Cocktail Stirrer

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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13.6 inch pewter cocktail stirrer. Extra-long handle is ideal for use with a cocktail pitcher. Necessary for drinks that contain all-alcoholic ingredients. Prevents air bubbles and small shards of ice from clouding the clarity of the drink. Handmade in Italy. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    13.6" (35.5cm) 

    Lead-free tin (95%) and alloys 

    Not dishwasher safe

    Handmade in Italy

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282303

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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