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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,904 Lives Here
Hi guys,

Presumably some of you make cocktails at home.

I have been for quite a while ,but have been having problems with my shakers.

I use cobblers as they work fine.

I was given a shaker as a wedding gift but I think it was made more for show than use as it is covered in a sort of darker film that keeps shedding and ending up in my drinks. It now looks terrible and the lid is too bit to be able to easily keep your finger on it whilst you shake - it's not great.

I asked for another for my birthday and received the M&S standard shaker but after one use and subsequent checks it's clear it leaks - which is quite a basic problem for a shaker, especially cobblers - they're a pain to open once you've used them but the trade off is they never leak.

So, does anyone have any decent shakers they can recommend? It seems a lot of the more premium ones are out of stock - presumably lockdown has made many more people go out and buy some.

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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    First world problem bro.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Have you ever seen people make cocktails professionally? They hold the top with one hand and the bottom with the other whilst they shake.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,904 Lives Here
    elbowloh said:

    Have you ever seen people make cocktails professionally? They hold the top with one hand and the bottom with the other whilst they shake.

    Yeah they tend to use Boston shakers but they require more skill to not spill everywhere and they're better if you're doing loads of cocktails fast.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 17,180
    I just use a dedicated water bottle for the job. Works perfectly well.
    Probably not the answer you were looking for though.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,904 Lives Here
    pblakeney said:

    I just use a dedicated water bottle for the job. Works perfectly well.
    Probably not the answer you were looking for though.

    You’re not shaking with ice?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,096
    Pro Cook do one for just over a tenner. Their other gear is spot on, so might be worth a punt?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 17,180
    edited 12 April

    pblakeney said:

    I just use a dedicated water bottle for the job. Works perfectly well.
    Probably not the answer you were looking for though.

    You’re not shaking with ice?
    Yes I am. Why not?
    Different noise is the only perceptible difference.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,904 Lives Here
    Just wondered how you got the ice into a plastic bottle.
  • danxdanx Posts: 25
    I just have a cheap & plain stainless steel cobbler that I picked up in a supermarket - can't remember which. It was around a fiver about 10 years ago and, while used fairly infrequently it still works fine.
    Maybe the expensive cobblers are more style than substance. As you say the big boys use boston style ones.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 17,180

    Just wondered how you got the ice into a plastic bottle.

    Unscrew the top? 🤔 It's a Camelbak Podium. A bit scuffed on the outside from use in a cage but otherwise clean and hygienic.


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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,904 Lives Here
    Ah gotcha.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 17,180
    Also works as an ice filter when pouring. 😉
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,473
    Sainsbury’s glass and Steel shaker £10 ish. Don’t need anything fancy for a shaker. Never leaks, easy to clean. Sometimes have to help the rubber seal into place with a blunt knife but not a problem.
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