Cresimo Shaker Cocktail Making Set, 18-Ounce

Last updated date: February 15, 2020

DWYM Score

8.1

Cresimo Shaker Cocktail Making Set, 18-Ounce

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We looked at the top Cocktail Shakers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Cocktail Shaker you should buy.

Editor's Note March 9, 2020:
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Overall Take


In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the Cresimo Cresimo Shaker Cocktail Making Set, 18-Ounce placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Great for mixed or layered cocktails and will become an essential part of your home bar!

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.6
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
218 user reviews

What experts liked

The Cresimo Boston shaker is an all-metal 18 oz and 28 oz affair with a mirrored outer finish and stylish brushed steel inner. It’s got a reassuring 24 months guarantee but we don’t think you would need to call on it. This shaker has a good feel to it and it’s very unlikely to rust or lose its shape. On test our shaker stayed leak and drip free and multiple cocktails later it still looked brand new. It came apart without drama after a smart tap to break the pressure seal. This shaker also comes with a handy, illustrated recipe booklet to help get you started with some of the most popular cocktails. It’s certified as dishwasher safe although we still prefer cleaning ours by hand. It’s a personal choice with us. It’s robust yet stylish and takes little dings without a mark. No wonder this is used in bars as well as in the home.
- Mixstik
Great value boston shaker bundle set made of superior 18/8 grade stainless steel. Professional shakers with 28 oz and 18 oz capacity that fit together perfectly / plus an illustrated guide to cocktails recipe fold out guide.
- Salisbest

What experts didn't like

Started to show signs of wear and tear after a month of use.
- Salisbest

An Overview On Cocktail Shakers

If you buy nothing else for making cocktails at home (besides liquor), you’re going to need a cocktail shaker.

Its purpose is fairly simple. It’s a container specifically made for combining cocktail ingredients in all the fun and showy ways they can be mixed: Stirring them, muddling them, and of course, shaking them. As such, it doesn’t need to be fancy. Some professional bartenders would argue that the less fancy it is, the better. But the design does matter and has a lot to do with what kind of drinks you’ll be making — and how often you’ll be making them.

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There are three basic types of shakers, and the most common for home bartenders is the “cobbler” style. For cocktail newbies, this is the most failsafe and easy to use. It’s a tall tin (typically made of stainless steel), topped by a smaller lid that incorporates a strainer. Add the ingredients, pop on the lid and a well-made shaker should ensure that you don’t get any spillage out of the sides as you shake. And of course, the strainer makes it easy to filter out solids like mint leaves or fresh citrus.

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If you want to make drinks like a professional (or at least look like one), most working bartenders use a Boston shaker. This type is deceptively simple, being just a tall, steel cup. Bartenders top it off and make a seal with another glass as they shake drinks, and pull them slightly apart if they need to strain ingredients. It’s trickier by far to learn, but faster once you get the hang of it. The fact that there’s one less lid to clean between drinks makes it ideal for high-volume drink slinging.

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Less common is the French, or Parisian, style. This is essentially a two-piece version of the Boston shaker comprised of a steel tin and a smaller, tapered lid sans strainer. They work together the same way a Boston shaker does, though some users say the metal makes a tight seal that’s easier to open.

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The Cocktail Shaker Buying Guide

  • It’s possible to find cocktail shakers made out of plastic or other materials, but most decent ones are made out of stainless steel. There’s a good reason for that. As the name implies, stainless steel is rustproof, and it’s easy to clean between drinks. It also won’t hold odors or flavors from the last cocktail you made with it.
  • Just because it’s a shaker doesn’t mean you need to shake every drink in it! Yes, shaking up a concoction is fun, but it’s going to ruin simpler, boozier drinks like a Manhattan. If your drink involves juice, eggs or dairy, you’re typically safe to shake away. Otherwise, double-check the drink recipe.