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Shaker Alternatives
Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-07-08 1:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-07-08 12:45, Humuhumu wrote:
By all means, if you a) are strong enough to open metal shakers with no problem, or b) own one that for whatever magical reason doesn't stick, more power to you, and keep doing what you're doing.

For me, the most gorgeous, perfect shaker doesn't do me one whit of good if I can't get my drink out of it.



Humu, I must admit that I do like your plastic bottle for a shaker, it looks cool and would make much less of a mess.

When I start 'tending in my carpeted living room I will definitely try one of these, else I'll have one heck of a soggy mess on my hands!

Mahalo for the suggestion, much appreciated


 
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nuKKe
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Joined: Feb 13, 2005
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From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2005-07-14 4:26 pm   Permalink

2 cents from a newbie:

we bought a fancy metal shaker from a bar/ restaurant supplier, for the simple reason that it looked like it would do a better job than the fancy designer ones we found at the interior-design store. We lived in Jerusalem at the time and those are the only places where we found shakers that seemed somewhat decent. Plus, the one we got was cheaper than the designer-brand one.

When there's a problem opening the lid, we take off the cap and release the pressure and everything's fine.

K.


 
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c10
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From: Napertucky, Illinois
Posted: 2005-07-16 06:11 am   Permalink

I have an old aluminum shaker, from the 1934 'Century of Progress'. It has a bunch of recipes on the side, without all the fancy stuff you kids are drinking nowadays. Most call for gin, 'whisky', or rye. I will scan or post them if anyone is interested.

 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-07-16 7:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-07-16 19:17, rummaker wrote:
At least you can use an authentic Hawaiian rum, to make the trouble of using the shaker worthwhile; improve your tiki drinks with the best rum on the planet



Unfortunately your SPAM ADS leave a bad taste in my mouth.


 
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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-07-16 9:02 pm   Permalink

Hey there -

Some worthwhile talk about shakers is happening here, but seeing as how this is a thread about shaker alternatives, it's kinda muddying the waters.

Traditional shakers *definitely* deserve at least one thread of their own, probably a few, so I've started one for you guys to talk about shakers and post pictures & tips and what have you:

All the Cool Kids use Shakers

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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-09-17 10:03 am   Permalink

Last night I became aware of the professional way to unstick a frozen-stuck cocktail shaker.

I was mixing drinks at a party and my bar-mate happened to be a professional bartender. My cocktail shaker had become frozen entirely shut and I could not open it to save my life, much less make the next drink.

My bar-mate simply took the shaker firmly in hand and went to the wooden fence (we were in a backyard) and whacked the shaker against one of the fence's 2x4s. A good solid whack.

Came right apart! And no harm to the shaker.


 
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tikigik
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Posted: 2006-04-02 8:06 pm   Permalink

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Hmm!


 
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Satan's Sin
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Posted: 2006-04-02 8:52 pm   Permalink

Well, at least I'm glad my "Mark of the Beast" post was about something important!

 
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Tiki Drifter
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 21 days ago; 08:15 am   Permalink

I've been using a Blender Bottle (without the whisk ball) ... might be real similar to the Rubbermaid jug OP posted, but the pic is gone now.


I think it works well, but I'm still new so I don't really know any better.


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 21 days ago; 11:29 am   Permalink

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On 2016-07-07 08:15, Tiki Drifter wrote:
I think it works well, but I'm still new so I don't really know any better.



It may work just fine for you. The advantage to using other ways of shaking/cooling/diluting a cocktail is greater convenience, or more speed, or less parts to wash and keep around.

I currently use a 28oz shaker tin with a pint glass. I'm going to move to a 28oz weighted shaker tin with a smaller 18oz weighted tin as the "cap" instead of the pint glass.

I also have a Waring Professional top-down mixer which is essential when you're making drinks for 3-4 people and only want to mix/"shake" once. Larger volumes of drinks (for more than 2 people) often won't work with a 28oz tin-and-cap shaker unless you're using a Boston shaker.

Hope that helps.



 
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TikiHardBop
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 21 days ago; 2:57 pm   Permalink

For larger quantities, you can always roll the drink between two 28 oz tins. Doesn't give the action, but definitely works if you are in a hurry.

The Straw Hat Barmen will also often whip out the 60 oz 3-piece shaker when we are working larger events. Like all 3-piece shakers, it's a total pain to work with, but it gets the job done and it provides a really good visual for the crowd.


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Tiki Drifter
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 21 days ago; 10:12 pm   Permalink

Tonight's shaker alternative:



 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 20 days ago; 10:19 am   Permalink

Drifter, I just took a class at Polite Provisions and learned a couple things. Two metal cups are often used at bars because the ice will shrink the metal and form an instant seal. Shake with the big glass forward to not throw drinks or metal cups onto your customers.

Anything will work fine as a shaker in a pinch. I've had to use water bottles and other less than desirable devices to get the job done, but I have never been disappointed in the drink they produce.


 
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