This Wooden Muddler crushes fruits, spices and herbs to infuse delicious flavors, aromas and essential oils into favorite beverages and cocktail recipes. Gently muddle mojito ingredients in just a few seconds, or mint for Mint Juleps, sugarcane syrup for Caipirinhas, a bitter and sugar cube for an Old Fashioned, and limes for Sazerac for Bésame. A go-to bar accessory, perfect for the occasional sipper of summer cocktails or the year-round mixologist. Compact enough to store with other bar supplies. Simply place ingredients to be muddled in the bottom of a sturdy glass or cocktail shaker. A glass that’s too thin could break. Hold the muddler by the handle and press down lightly, giving the ingredients a few gentle twists until juices run from the fruit or the air takes on an herby aroma, depending on the ingredients. Over-muddled herbs can taste bitter or ‘grassy’. A Wooden Muddler allows complete control over the quality of each cocktail. Each side of the Muddler produces different results. The textured end easily extrudes juice from firmer fruits, like cherries or citrus, and releases flavor and fragrance from aromatic spices. More delicate mint leaves and herbs are best muddled with the smooth end to release their essential oils without them tearing to prevent a bitter taste. Made from FSC-certified beechwood local to the Czech Republic; replenishable and responsible. A varnish-free coating means no chemicals or unwanted tastes are infused into drinks. Hand wash only. The FSC, Forest Stewardship Council, is a global forest certification initiative of forest owners, timber industries, social groups and environmental organizations, ensuring clean air and water, and diminished effects on local and global climates, through responsible forest management and conservation. FSC-certified manufacturers produce environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable products through responsible forest management practices.