You’ve seen it used in bars, you’ve heard it mentioned in videos, and you’ve read about it in articles and recipes – but what exactlyis a Boston Shaker?
At its simplest, a Boston Shaker is a two-piece cocktail shaker, consisting of a glass and a metal tin. A useful and common combination is a 16 oz. mixing glass, and a 28 oz. metal shaker tin. The Boston Shaker can be used for shaking or stirring a cocktail. This is part of the reason it’s so popular: it’s a multi-tasker.