What is a Cocktail Shaker?
Cocktail shakers are an essential part of most cocktail recipes. As the name suggests, a cocktail shaker is used to mix ingredients together by shaking them up in a sealed container before serving the drink. Once the cocktail has been shaken is is often poured through a strainer to ensure no larger solid ingredients are poured into the final drinking glass. There are 2 main types of cocktail shaker, the Boston Shaker, and the Cobbler Shaker.
Boston Shaker:The Boston Shaker consists of 2 parts - a metal cup and a glass or plastic cup.
Boston Cocktail Shaker
The Boston Shaker is the preferred shaker of professional bartenders because the 2 parts simply slot together rather than fixing together. This reduces the time it takes when preparing a cocktail for customers, or for a professional flair show.
The 2 parts can even be used separately for stirring or muddling ingredients.
The glass/plastic cup is always the smaller part of the Boston Shaker so that it can snugly fit in the metal cup to create a temporary seal when shaking.
Cobbler Cocktail Shaker
Cobbler Shaker:The Cobbler Shaker consists of 3 parts - a cup, a lid with a built-in strainer, and a cap.
Because the lid and cap are designed to be fixed tightly (sometimes even screwed together), a Cobbler Shaker is not recommended for professional use because of the time consumption when removing these parts.
Aimed at the domestic market, the Cobbler Shaker can come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. Full metal Cobbler Shakers are common, while the cup can also be made from glass or plastic.
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