How Do You Use A Cocktail Shaker?

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Improve your home bartender skills by learning how to use a cocktail shaker. The cocktail shaker not only helps you combine the drink ingredients, but also helps you chill it since the cocktail shaker mixes it with ice. Choose the type of cocktail shaker that's the easiest to use. Bartenders use a Boston cocktail shaker that features a mixing glass and stainless steel tumbler. For ease of use and convenience, you can also choose a three-part stainless steel cocktail shaker that includes a strainer and small cap. Fill the cocktail shaker tumbler with ice and the ingredients of your cocktail like include liquor, fruit juice, mixers or chunks of fruit. Cover the cocktail shaker securely. If you're using a Boston cocktail shaker, place the glass mixing cup on top to form a tight seal. If you're using an all-stainless steel cocktail shaker, place the lid and cap on top. Shake the cocktail in a vigorous motion, counting to fifteen. If you're mixing a drink with thicker and heavier liqueurs ... more
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