Basic Bar Essential: Cocktail Shakers

The holiday party season presents you with multiple opportunities to set up your bar and impress your guests with your mixology skills. Before you invite your first guest, take a look at your bar cart. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, this is a good time to pick one up. Whether you're shaking martinis for old school charm or mixing a batch of margaritas for a fiesta, the classic cocktail shaker is an essential tool for a well stocked bar.

Jewel Cut Glass Cocktail Shaker from Pottery Barn $39.50
Glass Recipe Shaker from Sur La Table $19.95
The Bullet Cocktail Shaker from Metrokane Starting at $25
Dorset Cocktail Shaker from Williams Sonoma $109
Chiringuito Cocktail Shaker from AllModern $195

Gatsby Cocktail Shaker from Crate & Barrel $24.95
Graffiti Cocktail Shaker from MCA Store $20
Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer from Macy's $19.99
Nambé Twist 10-Inch Cocktail Shaker from Amazon $144.95
Penguin Cocktail Shaker from Pier 1 $24.95

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