I have a stainless steel jigger measuring cup for UK spirits measures, like this image:


The alcohol does not seem to 'stick' to the jig cup, so is it okay to use the cup to, say, measure a gin drink then re-use it for, say, a vodka drink, without rinsing the cup?

Or should I always wash or rinse the jig before re-use for either a different spirit or a different brand of the same spirit?

Should I have separate measuring cups for different spirits?

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A purist would say always rinse.

A normal person would say don't worry about it.

A pragmatist would say measure the vodka before the gin and no one will be able to tell the difference.

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