Cocktail Shakers & Mixers

Cocktail Shakers and Mixing Glasses are masters at mixology.

Shakers and mixing glasses are two of the most fundamental tools in a mixologist’s arsenal. They serve distinct purposes and contribute to the overall success of a cocktail and guest satisfaction.

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Olympia 3-Piece Cobbler Cocktail Shaker

SKU: C581
Availability: Next Day
£5.92 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£5.92 ex VAT

Capacity: 780ml/ 27.45oz. Stainless Steel

Capacity: 780ml/ 27.45oz. Stainless Steel

Olympia 3-Piece Cobbler Cocktail Shaker PVC Grip

SKU: CD272
Availability: Next Day
£19.24 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£19.24 ex VAT

Capacity: 700ml / 24.6oz. Black

Capacity: 700ml / 24.6oz. Black

Olympia Cocktail Mixing Glass 580ml

SKU: CN610
Availability: Next Day
£7.99 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£7.99 ex VAT

165(H) x 90(Ø)mm

165(H) x 90(Ø)mm

Olympia Boston Shaker Can

SKU: F974
Availability: Next Day
£3.70 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£3.70 ex VAT

Capacity: 800ml / 28oz. For use with boston shaker glass- sold separately

Capacity: 800ml / 28oz. For use with boston shaker glass- sold separately

Olympia Boston Shaker Tin PVC Grip Black

SKU: CD270
Availability: Discontinued
 
Pack Size 0
 

Capacity: 800ml / 28oz. Black

Capacity: 800ml / 28oz. Black

APS Boston Shaker and Glass

SKU: S766
Availability: Next Day
£15.30 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£15.30 ex VAT

Shaker 800ml. Glass 455ml

Shaker 800ml. Glass 455ml

Boston Shaker Glass

SKU: CD029
Availability: Next Day
£26.53 ex VAT
Pack Size 12
£26.53 ex VAT

Fits F974, CP580, CP581, CP582, CD270, GE781

Fits F974, CP580, CP581, CP582, CD270, GE781

Beaumont Boston Can Stainless Steel

SKU: CK519
Availability: Next Day
£3.65 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£3.65 ex VAT

Capacity: 500ml / 18oz. Replaces Boston Glass

Capacity: 500ml / 18oz. Replaces Boston Glass

Beaumont French Cocktail Shaker Copper

SKU: GK959
Availability: Next Day
£16.74 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£16.74 ex VAT

Capacity: 600ml / 21oz. Copper

Capacity: 600ml / 21oz. Copper

Beaumont Mezclar Art Deco French Cocktail Shaker Stainless Steel

SKU: DF227
Availability: Next Day
£14.45 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£14.45 ex VAT

Capacity: 550ml/ 19.5oz. Stainless Steel

Capacity: 550ml/ 19.5oz. Stainless Steel

Beaumont Mezclar French Cocktail Shaker Satin

SKU: DF232
Availability: Next Day
£12.75 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£12.75 ex VAT

Capacity: 600ml / 21oz. Satin Stainless Steel Finish

Capacity: 600ml / 21oz. Satin Stainless Steel Finish

Beaumont Mezclar Piccolo Mini Cobbler Cocktail Shaker

SKU: DF233
Availability: Next Day
£7.39 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£7.39 ex VAT

Capacity: 600ml / 21oz. Copper

Capacity: 600ml / 21oz. Copper

Beaumont Mezclar Tin on Tin Boston Cocktail Shaker Stainless Steel

SKU: DF225
Availability: Next Day
£6.12 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£6.12 ex VAT

No Glass Required. Mirror finish

No Glass Required. Mirror finish

Beaumont Mixing Glass 710ml

SKU: GK929
Availability: Next Day
£6.71 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£6.71 ex VAT

170(H) x 80(W) x 85(D)mm. Glass

170(H) x 80(W) x 85(D)mm. Glass

Cocktail mixing Glass 550ml

SKU: CK573
Availability: Next Day
£27.45 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£27.45 ex VAT

165(H) x 110(Ø)mm

165(H) x 110(Ø)mm

Cocktail mixing Glass 400ml

SKU: CK574
Availability: 29/05/2023
£14.64 ex VAT
Pack Size 0
£14.64 ex VAT

135(H) x 107(Ø)mm

135(H) x 107(Ø)mm

What are cocktail shakers?

Shakers are essential tools used in the art of mixing beverages. They are designed to combine and combine ingredients to create perfectly blended drinks.

A typical cocktail shaker has three main components: a metal or glass container, a lid, and a built-in strainer.

Container

The container, often called the "shaker tin," is the main vessel where the cocktail ingredients are combined and mixed. It can be made of either metal or glass, each with advantages.

Metal Containers

Stainless steel is the most common material for metal shaker tins. It offers durability, resistance to rust and corrosion, and excellent temperature retention.

Professional bartenders favour stainless steel shakers due to their sturdiness and ability to withstand rigorous shaking. They also provide a sleek and polished appearance, adding a touch of elegance to any bar setup.

Glass Containers

Glass shaker tins are an alternative option for those who prefer a different aesthetic or want to showcase the cocktail-making process. Glass containers offer transparency, allowing you and your guests to witness the mixing and muddling of ingredients.

Lid

The lid of a cocktail shaker serves two primary purposes: creating a secure seal and facilitating easy shaking and pouring.

When you vigorously shake the shaker, the lid fits tightly onto the container to ensure the contents remain inside. This seal prevents spills or leakage, allowing you to shake confidently and without worry.

The lid often features a cap or a top section that covers the opening of the container. It provides a comfortable grip for shaking the shaker, allowing you to mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Built-in Strainer

Many shakers, particularly metal ones, come with a built-in filter as part of the lid. This helps to filter out solid ingredients, such as ice cubes or muddled fruits, as you pour the cocktail into the serving glass.

This prevents unwanted bits from ending in the final drink, resulting in a smooth and visually appealing cocktail.

What are the three types of cocktail shakers?

There are three primary shakers: the Boston shaker, the cobbler shaker, and the French shaker. Each type has its design, construction, and preferred usage.

Boston Shaker

The Boston shaker has two main components: a metal tin and a mixing glass. The metal tin is typically larger and made of stainless steel, while the mixing glass can be made of glass or sometimes plastic. The metal tin is placed over the mixing glass to use a Boston shaker, creating a seal.

The larger size allows for efficient mixing and ample room for ingredients and ice. The downside of the Boston shaker is that a separate strainer is required to strain the cocktail when pouring.

Cobbler Shaker

The cobbler shaker is more compact and self-contained. This cocktail shaker set has all three parts (tin, a built-in strainer, and a cap or lid). The built-in strainer eliminates the need for an additional strainer and allows for convenient pouring directly from the shaker.

French Shaker

Have you ever heard of the French shaker? It's a cocktail shaker that combines the Boston and Cobbler shakers. It has two parts - a metal tin and a metal cap - that fit together to create a tight seal. Unlike the Boston shaker, the French shaker has no separate mixing glass. Even though it doesn't have an in-built strainer like the Cobbler shaker, it has a larger capacity and feels more professional.

What shakers do professional bartenders use?

While personal preferences and specific cocktail requirements may influence the choice of shaker, Boston shakers are widely favoured among professionals for their reliability and large capacity for making multiple drinks.

What are mixing glasses?

When making cocktails, having a proper mixing glass is essential. Not only does it provide an elegant vessel for blending ingredients, but it also offers several key features that make the mixing process easier and more efficient.

One of the standout characteristics of a good mixing glass is its design and size. Typically tall and cylindrical, it provides ample space for stirring and can accommodate larger quantities of ingredients. This design allows for a smooth and controlled stirring motion, ensuring the ingredients mix evenly without becoming agitated or aerated.

An advantage of a glass mixing glass is its clarity and visibility. With its transparent material, you can observe the mixing process in great detail, appreciating your cocktail's vibrant colours and textures as it comes together. This allows you to make adjustments or fine-tune your recipe as needed.

Stability and weight are also crucial aspects of a good mixing glass. It should be created to be stable during the stirring process, featuring a solid base that keeps it steady on the countertop or bar surface. This stability minimizes the risk of spills or accidents.

A well-designed pouring spout or lip is essential to any mixing glass. It allows for precise and controlled pouring of your cocktail into serving glasses, avoiding spills or excess liquid from splashing out and ensuring a neat presentation. A long, slender stirring rod or bar spoon is typically used to stir your ingredients effectively.

These tools are designed for gently blending drinks, allowing you to reach the bottom of the glass and thoroughly mix your ingredients without disturbing the cocktail's texture or introducing excessive air.

Which cocktails require a mixing glass?

Mixing glasses are primarily used for stirred cocktails such as classic Martinis, Old Fashioneds, or Negronis. They provide a refined and controlled method of combining ingredients, allowing the flavours to meld harmoniously.

What are the benefits of shakers and mixing glasses for restaurants, hotels and bars?

Consistency and Quality

Shakers and mixing glasses enable bartenders to maintain consistency in cocktail preparation. By using these tools, bartenders can ensure that each drink is made with the correct ratios of ingredients, achieving a consistent flavour profile and overall quality. This is particularly crucial in establishments that strive to deliver a standardized experience to their guests.

Speed and Efficiency

Shakers and mixing glasses contribute to the speed and efficiency of drink preparation. With the proper techniques and equipment, bartenders can mix and chill multiple drinks simultaneously, streamlining service during busy periods. Shakers, in particular, allow for quick and effective blending of ingredients and the incorporation of ice, expediting the process of creating chilled drinks.

Elevating presentation

Presentation is a crucial aspect of mixology, and shakers and mixing glasses can enhance the visual appeal of your cocktails. Shakers with mirror-finish exteriors exude elegance and sophistication, adding a touch of glamour to your mixology setup. Engraved measurements on shakers provide precise measurements for accurate cocktail recipes. Mixing glasses with etched designs create a captivating visual backdrop for stirring, elevating the artistic aspect of mixology. Transparent glass mixing glasses allow guests to appreciate vibrant colours and layering, creating a visually stunning experience.

Care and maintenance for longevity

Proper care and maintenance are crucial to ensure the longevity of your shakers and mixing glasses. Gentle handwashing with mild detergent and thorough rinsing is recommended to remove residue or flavours. Storing them in a dry and protected area helps prevent damage and maintain their pristine condition.

By following these simple care instructions, you can enjoy the superior performance and longevity of your shakers and mixing glasses for years.

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