The Best Cocktail Shaker

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24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set with Accessories - Martini Kit with Measuring Jigger and Mixing Spoon plus Drink Recipes Booklet - Professional Stainless Steel Bar Tools - Built-in Bartender Strainer recommended by Skillet Director
Mixology Cocktail Shaker Bartender Set - Premium Bartending Supplies - 24 oz Bar Tools Drink Mixer Kit - 304 Stainless Steel Martini Shaker with Built-in Strainer and Recipes Booklet recommended by Skillet Director
Elite 23-Piece Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set by BARILLIO: Stainless Steel Bar Tools With Sleek Bamboo Stand, Velvet Carry Bag & Recipes Booklet | Ultimate Drink Mixing Adventure recommended by Skillet Director
11-Piece Bartender Kit Boston Cocktail Shaker Bar Set by VinoBravo : 2 Weighted Shaker Tins, Strainer Set, Double Jigger, Bar Spoon, Ice Muddler & Tong, 2 Liquor Pourers & Recipe Guide (Black) recommended by Skillet Director
Newness Cocktail Stainless Steel Wine Shaker with Strainer and Lid Top, 8.4oz (250 ml), Small, Single Martini recommended by Skillet Director
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24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set with Accessories
Mixology Cocktail Shaker Bartender Set
Elite 23-Piece Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set
11-Piece Bartender Kit Boston Cocktail Shaker Bar Set
Newness Cocktail Stainless Steel Wine Shaker
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Cresimo
Mixologist World
Barillio
VB VINOBRAVO
Newness Focus On Stainless Steel
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$16.95
from $18.87
$49.97
$46.90
$10.99
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24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set with Accessories - Martini Kit with Measuring Jigger and Mixing Spoon plus Drink Recipes Booklet - Professional Stainless Steel Bar Tools - Built-in Bartender Strainer recommended by Skillet Director
Title
24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set with Accessories
Brand
Cresimo
Prime Benefits
Price
$16.95
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Mixology Cocktail Shaker Bartender Set - Premium Bartending Supplies - 24 oz Bar Tools Drink Mixer Kit - 304 Stainless Steel Martini Shaker with Built-in Strainer and Recipes Booklet recommended by Skillet Director
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Mixology Cocktail Shaker Bartender Set
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Mixologist World
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from $18.87
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Elite 23-Piece Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set by BARILLIO: Stainless Steel Bar Tools With Sleek Bamboo Stand, Velvet Carry Bag & Recipes Booklet | Ultimate Drink Mixing Adventure recommended by Skillet Director
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Elite 23-Piece Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set
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Barillio
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$49.97
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11-Piece Bartender Kit Boston Cocktail Shaker Bar Set by VinoBravo : 2 Weighted Shaker Tins, Strainer Set, Double Jigger, Bar Spoon, Ice Muddler & Tong, 2 Liquor Pourers & Recipe Guide (Black) recommended by Skillet Director
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11-Piece Bartender Kit Boston Cocktail Shaker Bar Set
Brand
VB VINOBRAVO
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Price
$46.90
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Newness Cocktail Stainless Steel Wine Shaker with Strainer and Lid Top, 8.4oz (250 ml), Small, Single Martini recommended by Skillet Director
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Newness Cocktail Stainless Steel Wine Shaker
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Newness Focus On Stainless Steel
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$10.99
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5 Different Ways To Use Cocktail Shakers

Cocktail Shaking Techniques

Cocktail Shaker Buyers’ Guide

How to use a cocktail shaker?

Start making a cocktail by pouring all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and filling the rest with ice. Secure the lid tightly, and hold it with one hand. The other hand should be on the bottom piece. Shake it vigorously over the shoulder and slowly count to ten or until you notice the outside of the shaker frosting up. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and serve. Be careful not to overfill the shaker or the drink might spill during shaking. When making cocktails with many ingredients, or ingredients that do not mix well, shake harder and longer. For example egg cocktails should be mixed for at least 30 seconds and the ice should be added on the second shake.

How to use a Boston shaker?

The Boston shaker consists of two parts, a mixing glass, and a metal tumbler. A hawthorn strainer may also be used as an accessory with a Boston shaker. To start, put all your ingredients into the glass section of the shaker and fill up to halfway with ice. Now place the metal tumbler over the glass at a slight angle. Using the heel of your hand, hit the upturned part of the metal tumbler a few times to make sure it is a tight fit while holding the glass base steady. Turn the whole thing upside down, put one hand on the bottom of the metal tumbler and the other hand across the top of the glass and shake hard. After 30 seconds of shaking, put the shaker back down, with the metal side down and whack the rim to open the seal. Now put the hawthorn strainer over the metal tumbler and fit in inside the shaker lip. Hold the shaker in one hand with a finger securing the strainer in place and slowly pour out the cocktail and serve.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.