How To Use A Boston Shaker | Bartending 101


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Let's learn how to use a Boston shaker to shake a cocktail. There are bartending 101 tips around shaking and cocktails. There are some shaken cocktail recipes that integrate better with a cocktail shaker so let's learn how to use it.

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The Boston Shaker is the shaker of choice for most bartenders because it's fast and easy and the shaker doesn't get stuck like a cobbler shaker. The Boston Shaker is a 2-piece solution that requires an additional strainer (unless you want to do it without the strainer of course).

You will see bartenders using the Boston Shaker and naturally you want to use one at home. That's acceptable, plus you'll look kick ass shaking with your Boston Shaker so why not learn how to use a Boston Shaker correctly?

The Boston Shaker doesn't have to be a mystery device that makes cocktails go from warm to cold. You simply need a pint glass, or tin for the small side (16-18 ounces is fine) and a 28-32 ounce shaker tin for the top.

Shaking with a Boston Shaker generates a seal when the drink starts to chill down. A 10 second shake with the Boston Shaker is really all you need for most cocktails (outside of egg white based cocktails of course).

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