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Cocktail Shakers

We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging from 16 to 28 ounces, using them to make stirred, muddled, and shaken drinks.

What We Learned

There are two basic types of cocktail shakers: Boston shakers and cobbler shakers. The Boston shaker consists of two cups of slightly different sizes. You build the cocktail in the smaller cup, invert it into the larger one at a slight angle, tap the two together firmly to create a tight seal, shake, unseal, and use a separate strainer to decant the mixture into a serving glass. The...

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