The Best Cocktail Shaker for a Mixologist at Home
Shaking the ice shake does two things: you cool the drink, but you also melt some ice in it, dilute the alcohol, and improve the flavor. This is an important job, and a good shaker should be easy to fill, open and filter, and it should do all of this without leaks.
To find the best shaker for your home mixologist, Cook’s Illustrated tested many different brands and models, making three different types of cocktails, tracking temperature, dilution volume and leakage. The winning shaker from Tovolo formed a consistently “tight and airtight seal”, it is easy to open and close, it is easy to hold, and a citrus expander is built right into the shaker, which greatly simplifies the process of making cocktails.
Cocktail Shaker Testing | Illustrated chef