VonShef Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set, 17-Ounce

Last updated: December 10, 2021

VonShef Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set, 17-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.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the VonShef Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set, 17-Ounce placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Go bold with your barware! Containing everything you need to treat friends and family to a multitude of delicious cocktails, this set is a must when you’re next entertaining. The super-sleek Parisian shaker features a contemporary body made from robust stainless steel to withstand even the most vigorous mixing and shaking!

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

Epitomizing modern style, the matte black finish of the VonShef barware raises the profile of any home bar. This set is for people who want to raise their game and look every bit the professional while preparing top class tasty cocktails. The minimalist design of the Parisian shaker only bears the logo in gold type. It’s a substantial 19 oz capacity shaker made from premium stainless steel that gives you a confident air in use. So feel free to shake this vigorously! This set’s accessories are all matching too, finished with a matte black look that mean business. We have a 9” double-ended bar spoon/fork (a first in this guide!), a Hawthorne strainer, and a substantial muddler to get the most out of your ingredients. Two spirit pour spouts and a double jigger with half ounce and ounce measures complete the set. In use, the shaker is great; our initial concerns of it being easy to scratch were unfounded and it will take some rough treatment in its stride. VonShef also produce this set with a copper finish and a stainless steel finish.
VonShef's offering comes as part of a set, alongside a muddler, hawthorne strainer, bar spoon, sieve, 25ml/50ml jigger, two pourers and recipe booklet. While the shaker itself has a classic urn form with an Art Deco feel, this particular edition has been coated with a modern matte black finish. While it may not be to everyone's taste, it is good to see something different, especially without having to climb up the price scale.
It comes with a 550ml Parisian Cocktail Shaker, a muddler for crushing hard ingredients to release the flavours, bar spoon/fork, shot measuring jigger to get the perfect amount, bottle pouring spouts and a Hawthorne strainer. The gift box also comes with a recipe booklet featuring a selection of recipes to try out. Using it is fairly easy, even if you’re an amateur mixologist like myself. But more importantly, the minimal style helps it suit many kitchen decor styles. This set you’d want to be kept out on display with a plain simple backdrop. My plan is to do this, I just need to get the bar cart, mainly for the Instagram opportunities

What experts didn't like

I wouldn’t expect the entire set to remain perfectly pristine over a the years. The VonShef shaker is slightly smaller than the Mezclar.


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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