Who doesn’t love those old school Mason jars? Whenever I see one, I can’t help but picture myself sitting outside on a breezy summer day with an ice cold lemonade poured in one.
I gotta say, though, when our photographer put this thing on my desk last week, my vision changed a bit. I’m now picturing myself making an ice cold drink with the Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker instead. I mean, look at that thing. It’s a work of art.
I feel like it doesn’t need much explaining. It’s a four-piece cocktail shaker made out of a Mason jar. And it started, like many great things these days, as a Kickstarter project.
Josh and Eric, the Mason Shaker’s creators, are two small town southern boys who came up with the idea for this unique cocktail shaker while attending college in Virginia together. According to them, the Mason Shaker was born from “Josh’s obsession with vintage kitchenware and Eric’s uncanny ability to fashion impromptu drinking tools at a moment’s notice. After one too many mint juleps poured from a poorly-modified Mason jar one summer, the idea for a better (and cooler) cocktail shaker hit us like a double shot of whiskey. The Mason Shaker was born.”
The Inventors of the Mason Shaker, Josh (left) and Eric (right)
They took their idea to Brooklyn after college, and threw the project up on Kickstarter, with a funding goal of $5,000. They ended up raising $74,738. So they founded their own design firm, W&P Design, developed a bunch of prototypes, and put one to production.
The guys describe their design firm this way: “Based out of Brooklyn, NY, W&P Design creates products inspired by combined passions for vintage Americana, southern sensibility, and New York industrialism. From our workshop to your countertop, we strive to bring you unique goods that pay tribute to both bygone American eras and modern usability, while staying true to our Southern roots.”
Of course when our purchasing guys heard about it, the “we gotta have it” instinct kicked in quite quickly. And here we are. Get yours here at KegWorks today. Boom.