Quick Strain Tins were designed by a seasoned bartender for professionals. The Boston shaker-style mixing tins have straining holes around the rim and eliminate the need for an external strainer. The tins are available in the Original style with a full strainer, Perfect Pours with three sections of holes, a Small Tin and a Vinyl-Dip Tin. They're very convenient, easy to use and are usually less than $20.
The sleek design of the WMF Boston Shaker makes this a stylish addition to any bar. The company is known for displaying high-quality materials in stunning designs, making this shaker one that will stand the test of time. The stainless steel beaker has a delicate, handsome curve that is a perfect fit for the thick mixing glass complete with a scale for measuring. The WMF Boston Shaker is perfect for both the professional and home bar.
The Zack Contas Boston Shaker has one great feature that makes it stand out against other shakers, and that is the measuring scale on the glass. This isn't going to eliminate the need for a jigger for proper measurement, however, if you want to make three 4 ounce drinks at once you can use the scale, know that you should have approximately 12 ounces of liquid in the glass before you add ice. Of course, when you shake or stir, some of that ice will melt and add to the volume, but you will be assured that your final pour will not be short. This feature is especially handy when the recipe you are following gives measurements in parts.
This Boston shaker is good for the beginner who wants to try out this style of shaker. First of all, the glass has a few popular cocktail recipes so if you need to know how to make a Martini or Daiquiri it's right there and there's no need to guess or pull out a recipe book. Second, this shaker has a rubber gasket on the glass. This creates a tight seal and eliminates, for the most part, the problem of the two pieces getting stuck together.
The ergonomic Screwpull cocktail shaker is one of the easiest shakers to hang onto while shaking. This shaker is made of 18/10 stainless steel, is dishwasher safe and holds 20 ounces. When straining the outer lid is removed revealing a flat strainer similar to a hawthorne strainer that covers the entire top of the metal cup.
This shaker differs from most others because of its flip-top lid. There are only two pieces to worry about, the shaker and the lid. The lid screws into the tin and eliminates the common problem of shaker pieces getting expanding when cold and getting stuck. When you're ready to shake you need to make sure the lid is flipped to the closed position, then when it's time to strain, simply flip the lip back and the internal strainer does the job. The two problems I have found with this is that if any liquid is in the crevice of the lid you may get splashed and makes cleaning a little difficult, and on occasion ice will jam the strainer, slowing the pour down.
I normally dislike plastic cocktail shakers, but if you enjoy them this is the one I would recommend. It is more rugged than the majority of plastic shakers, is insulated with double wall construction, and the top cap acts as a jigger, complete with measurements. Will it stand up like the stainless steel and glass shakers? Probably not, but when it comes to lightweight, plastic shakers, this is probably the best you will find.