A home bar would not be complete without a cocktail shaker. This piece of equipment helps you mix ingredients that do not usually combine too easily (like fruit juices, liqueurs, and creams). Through the shaking mechanism, which lasts from five to ten seconds, the ingredients blend well. If you need to chill a drink, shake it with some ice in the shaker and you will feel the cool instantaneously.
James Bond preferred the martini “shaken, not stirred.” While this phrase is one of great influence in the alcohol enthusiast’s world, the martini is not the only shaken drink. The Washington Apple Shot, Long Island Iced Tea, A Fuzzy Thing, and other cocktails and shots also belong to this family. Check out the three types of cocktails shakers that help you make these and other drinks:
Boston shaker: This two-piece device is made up of a metal outer beaker and a glass, lead crystal, or plastic inner mixing cup. If crushed iced or other similar ingredients are added to the mix, a separate strainer is necessary. This piece of bar equipment is also known as the American shaker.
Cobbler shaker: This three-piece device, which is also known as the European shaker, consists of a beaker, attached strainer, and cap. The cap is often used to measure spirits that go into cocktails.
French shaker: This two-piece device consists of a metal container and cap. It is not as widely used as the other two types of shakers. A separate strainer might be necessary if crushed ice or other ingredients are added to the mixed drink.