For cocktails that need to be enjoyed at cooler temperatures, a cocktail shaker is paramount. These not only chill drinks but also blend flavors, allowing for a consistent taste from the first sip to the last.
One popular shaker is the cobbler shaker, also known as the three-piece shaker, which features a built-in strainer and lid.
Another option is the Boston shaker, which is a two-piece tool composed of a larger tin mixing cup and a smaller glass pint glass. This shaker takes some elevated skill as you have to create a watertight seal to avoid leaks or spills. While this shaker is quick to use and easy to clean, it will also require the use of a strainer.
A French shaker, sometimes called a Parisian shaker, falls in between a cobbler and Boston shaker and features two pieces that fit snuggly together but with no built-in strainer.