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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