The Best Barware for Making Cocktails at Home

The act of shaking is far more intuitive than many think and an approachable option to even the novice bartender. Shaking has become far more popular in establishments and home settings alike than its counterpart – stirring. While many cocktails should be stirred, shaking is often the way to go, resulting in much faster chilling. An additional benefit is that it adds water to the drink through dilution, promoting a key ingredient. Apart from cooling and adding water to the drink faster, shaking allows for aeration, resulting in a lighter and “airier” cocktail.

The Oggi Marilyn Tall and Slim Cocktail Shaker features an innovative design with contemporary finishes. Falling into the category of a Cobbler, this metal shaker contains three components including a base, a strainer top, and a smaller cap for the strainer portion. With its 34 ounce capacity, you can make your favorite cocktail with ease and style making it the perfect option for parties and entertaining.

The Boston Shaker Premier 28 Ounce Cocktail Shaker is made from high quality stainless steel and is accompanied by a one pint mixing glass that is precisely weighted for stability. Preferred by professionals, this traditional Boston shaker allows for pint glasses to be used for making drinks and provides more room since two larger components are used to mix your cocktail.

The OXO Steel Cocktail Shaker demonstrates nothing less than an all-inclusive product allowing for drinks to be shaken, mixed, and poured with ease. This 16-ounce shaker includes a jigger cap and built-in strainer with a double wall design that prevents sweating and exposure to the cold elements of the ice. An additional feature that this shaker offers is a soft-gripping surface that reduces slippage and inner surface marking that allow for easy measurements.

The Barware Styles Classic and Elegant Stainless Steel Shaker Set is tested and certified by the FDA that provides a clean taste free of nasty chemicals. With the timeless Cobbler design, a key feature lies in its ability to be cleaned using the dishwasher. With this specific shaker, customers also receive a free bonus ebook that contains a variety of cocktail recipes that can be used for any occasion.

The Win-Ware Boston Cocktail Shaker Gift Set is a great option for both professional bartending or recreational use. It includes a variety of components ranging from a Hawthorn Strainer, muddler, bar spoon with masher, two different-sized jiggers, and a pocket size cocktail creation guide. This set is the perfect starter kit for individuals looking to explore their creative side.

The key to making the most of a shaken drink is to be mindful of what types of drinks benefit from this technique and which shaker should be used based on the cocktail being devised. The users are the artists and the shakers provide a canvas to create a work of divinely tasty art.

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