The Half Moon Strainer is a personal favourite of several of our team members, with sweeping curves and a heavy-duty construction that is built to last. The Half Moon strainer is a take on the classic Hawthorne strainer, which was patented in the late 1800s and followed the popularity of the Julep strainer. The coil used in the Hawthorne strainer is effective and easily cleaned and allows it to fit many different glass sizes which helped to build its popularity. Today a quality Hawthorne strainer is an absolute necessity in any bartender or cocktail enthusiast’s kit.
The Half Moon strainer is available in a durable stainless steel finish and is beloved by both professional bartenders and home enthusiasts alike. The Half Moon Strainer is designed to work perfectly with our Fifth & Vermouth mixing glasses, Boston shakers, and our Montpellier shaker. The tight coil ensures a snug fit and perfect strain, while the wider design makes it easy to use and helps keeps the strainer firmly attached as you pour to avoid any messes or accidental spills.
If you’re looking for a great cocktail recipe to try out your new Half Moon Strainer, we suggest trying the following:
Naked & Famous - A Beautiful and Refreshing Orange - An IBA Official Cocktail
This equal parts cocktail combines the smoke of Mezcal with the brightness of Aperol and refreshing acidity from fresh lime juice. A certified crowd-pleaser for your next house party!
¾ oz Mezcal
¾ oz Aperol
¾ oz Yellow Chartreuse
¾ oz fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously to chill. Strain into a chilled Professional Series Coupe Glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and present the beautiful cocktail to a friend or guests of your house party!