Are you passionate about cocktails? If so, chances are, you’re also passionate about the tools and ingredients used to make them. For those of you who don’t know, our tagline here at KegWorks is “Tools for Drinking.” We take those tools seriously, and today, I wanna show off one of our favorite categories – cocktail shakers. We have a ton of different options, all of which offer different functional and stylistic advantages. Here are eight of them.
1. 3 Piece Bar Cocktail Shaker Kit – $13.50
In addition to the stainless steel shaker and strainer, you get a mixing glass with recipes for a Whiskey Sour, Manhattan, Tom Collins, Martini, Mai Tai, and Sazerac, printed right on the glass.
Looking for something simple, elegant, and entirely functional? This is it. The shaker disassembles to three parts with a strainer top for easy pouring.
Shaped and designed like a spray paint can, this graffiti cocktail shaker allows for a different kind of “art,” although an equally beautiful form.
Much like the glass Libbey shaker above, this stainless steel tool is a bit smaller, but equally elegant and functional, and definitely less breakable if you’re at all clumsy behind the bar.
Originally designed in the 1930’s during the “Golden Age of the Martini,” this 28-ounce cocktail shaker is inspired by the famous art deco design, giving it a vintage, retro feel. Add this bullet to your bar tools chamber, and make up martinis, margaritas, or any other sipper you prefer taken shaken.
6. Eye Chart OMG Glass Cocktail Shaker – 25 oz – $24.95
Looking for a conversation piece? This is it. Designed like a classic eye chart, the letters on this glass shaker spell out “OMG, I am so wasted I can’t even read what this says.” I think it’s rather funny, and if nothing else, it’s a great way to get people talking.
7. Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker – 32 oz – $29.95
Remember when Mason Jars were cool? Oh, that’s right, they still are. The Mason Shaker works like a standard cocktail shaker with a touch of southern style.
8. Personalized Glass Cocktail Shaker – 16 oz – $32.95
This 16-ounce shaker offers all the functionality of a standard model, but allows a personal touch with two etched initials inside a circle on the mixing glass. It makes a wonderful gift as well.