I've never owned a cocktail shaker before and have always mixed my drinks by stirring them. I have thought about buying one but never did until now. I just bought this Professional SST Cocktail Shaker SET Bundle w/ Jigger and Recipes / Bartender Tool / Martini Bar Kit and have begun using it to mix my drinks and drinks for friends and family with it. Although I haven't owned this for long, I am very pleased with it so far.
The stainless steel shaker is attractive as well as functional. In the box you will find a 24 ounce 3 piece shaker with a built in strainer, a special double size 1 & ½ ounce measurement jigger, and a booklet containing various cocktail and mocktail recipes. You also get a FREE Digital eBook with more cocktail recipes to try.
When you first get your cocktail shaker, they suggest that you soak it with hot water and baking soda for just a bit, then wash in hot soapy water before the first use. This will eliminate any metallic taste you might get from a stainless steel shaker. Be sure to wash it after using, and dry with a soft cloth if you want it to stay looking fantastic for a long time.
After the initial washing, I mixed my first drinks in this shaker. It was easy to do, using the double sided jigger for easy measurements. Once all ingredients were added, I put on the top and shook my drink to perfection. One think to note though is to always use two hands when shaking this. This is what the company suggests and I have never had a problem with leaking when holding it this way. No matter what kind of drinks you want to make, this is the perfect accessory for any aspiring bartender.
Although I got this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me.