Keeping the ice out of your glass once you've shaken or stirred your cocktail is a critical part of serving your drink. The hawthorne strainer (originally made here in Boston)will work for shaken or stirred drinks, while a julep strainer is designed to work with stirred cocktails only. When double straining, to keep every ice chip or other particulate out of your glass, a fine mesh strainer ensures that your drink is silky, elegant, and oh so delicious.