What is a cocktail shaker?
When it’s party time and your man wants to channel his inner Tom Cruise he’s going to need a cocktail shaker to create his masterpiece cocktails. A cocktail shaker is a handheld drink mixer which is said to be one of the most important tools when it comes to ‘mixology’, the art of mixing drinks. Usually, cocktail shakers are made from stainless steel and come with a large cup, a smaller lid and a built-in strainer.
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How to use a cocktail shaker?
Once you have decided on your cocktail recipe, assemble the ingredients and add them to the larger cup of the cocktail shaker. Fill the top of the shaker with ice, ensuring that the strainer separates the two properly. This is important when it’s time to pour the drink into a glass; you want it to be chilled but without ice floating in the cocktail.
Secure the two parts of the shaker then shake vigorously for ten to fifteen seconds.
How to clean cocktail shaker?
Shakers and mixers should be rinsed immediately after use as fruit pith can become stuck to the sides really easily. Rinse your barware and bartending tools out with warm water, then scrub with soapy water and a soft sponge or scourer, if necessary. Leave the cocktail shaker upside down on a rack to dry or use a tea towel to dry thoroughly.
Some cocktail shakers and barware can be washed in the dishwasher. Check the manufacturer's instructions.
Where can I buy a cocktail shaker for Valentine’s Day?
The Viski Admiral Shaker is a stylish cocktail shaker with a rosewood cap that deserves a place on any drinks trolley or bar cabinet. You can buy this stunning Valentine’s Day gift from Gifts Australia online. Gifts Australia makes the gift giving process so easy. Simply add the gift you want to send to your shopping cart, fill in the delivery details, and proceed to checkout. Your gift comes wrapped in our premium gift packaging and you have the option of a free gift card with your personal message inscribed inside.
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