If mixing cocktails is a part of your home entertaining agenda, you can impress guests with more than your drinks. Whip out one of these cocktail shakers for a great conversation piece at your home bar:
Nambé Twist 10-Inch Cocktail Shaker
This stunning Twist cocktail shaker was designed for Nambé by Fred Bould, whose creations interweave his love of water, motion, and the spiraling helix shape. The twisted, sculpted sides of the shaker increase the ease of handling the shaker when moist, and beautifully flow into the pointed, cone-shaped top. Made of sand-cast metal and polished to a bright mirror finish, the shaker retains cold remarkably well and can be thoroughly chilled in a freezer before filling with martini ingredients. A thin black rubber ring is integral in the lid and in the removable strainer, to make the press fit nice and snug. With a 16-ounce capacity and height of 10 inches, the shaker comes gift-boxed and ready to impress a favorite cocktail maker.
Norpro Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker
Pete the Penguin is stainless steel, comes with a strainer, and holds 24 ounces of fluid.
Metrokane Bullet Cocktail Shaker
The 28-ounce Metrokane Bullet cocktail shaker won’t necessarily make people better bartenders, but it certainly helps them look the part. The art-deco-style Bullet is made of polished 18/8 stainless steel, with smooth lines and a gleaming surface that give any kitchen or den an air of sleek sophistication (think 007). The drip-free spout ensures a minimum of spilling, and the entire unit–which comes packaged in a clear gift box–is dishwasher-safe.
Zebra Striped Glass Cocktail Shaker
Heed the call of the wild and pour up your next exotic cocktail with this bold, hand-blown zebra striped martini shaker. Featuring a unique double-wall, insulated glass design, this sleek cocktail shaker holds up to thirty ounces.