> The Julep Strainer –
This is the style that looks like a large spoon with holes in it.
It’s used with the glass half of the shaker, or your mixing glass, when pouring a drink that has been stirred.
It’s placed dome or curved side up (whichever feels best to you) into the glass and is held in place by your index finger while pouring.
You use the julep strainer when you've stirred a drink because the small holes hold back large chunks of ice or ingredients, yet still let small pieces through for drinks where that's desired... say like, a julep!