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Huge, pretty, but needs a better pourer,
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This review is from: Manhattan Cocktail Shaker by bar@drinkstuff (28 oz / 750ml - 26cm Tall) Stainless Steel 3 Piece Cocktail Shaker with Strainer
I bought this because it's the biggest manhattan shaker I can find - as anyone who's made martini's for more than two people will be sure to appreciate.
For the most part, this is a great shaker - the parts all fit snugly together, and there's no danger of the thing flying apart as you shake (not that I think you should shake a martini, but that's another story), and the base is double-bottomed so as to keep as cold as possible on a hot day. It's really nicely constructed and looks pretty swish (and is mercifully tolerant of fingerprints and stray alcohol). Downside is that the strainer needs more of a lip on it - it has a slight tendency to dribble a little over the glass becase the filter holes are pretty much flush with the rim so pouring can be a tad unpredictable. It's easy to work around but a bit of a design flaw.
Edit circa 2014: As you may have seen in the comments, a rep from Drinkstuff pointed me at a considerably more Rolls Roycey cooler over here: Stainless Steel Double Wall Cocktail Shaker 24oz Clear | Cobbler Cocktail Shaker, Cocktail Mixer | 24oz Cocktail Shaker. It's the best manhattan shaker I've used to date (granted I've only had it for a few weeks), so if you can live with the price tag I can only recommend you go for that one.
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Initial post: 17 Jul 2013 20:14:12 BDT
Paulo A. Rod says:
Hey. I got mine yesterday, tried it and the thing leaks from between the cup and the strainer bit. It also spills when I remove the lid because of the vacuum created. Have you experienced any of this?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2013 11:20:49 GMT
I've experienced some of that yes, but adapted my style of opening the thing to mitigate them - to be honest it's something that's happened with most manhattan shakers to be honest.
Incidentally, I've switched to a different shaker now - I got a freebie with a bottle of regular Tanqueray (which actually doubles as a case for the bottle) which, although made of thinner metal, has a huge pouring spout with a lip and a much closer fit with the body. Despite not looking terribly elegant, it's the best manhattan shaker I've used so far, not a single leak in months. Might be worth tracking down a bottle, a quick google reveals several places in the UK still selling them.
Posted on 13 Mar 2014 16:02:04 GMT
Barmans Limited says:
Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that you felt there was an issue with the design of the shaker. It has been tested and the item should fit together fine and shakes well without any complications. Since you purchased this item there will have been improved versions made to enhance the performance and longevity of the item, so should you purchase this now, you may be pleasantly surprised at the difference. Nevertheless, we did not receive many complaints about this item before and they are often bought in bulk with no problems, so we can only assume that the select few bought by customers who have left these reviews are one-offs. You may be interested in some other stainless steel shakers which have more of an edge to the lid (ASIN B0057VZOM6, or ASIN B005NU4BBQ) - the latter being double walled. They are slightly more expensive however you pay for a more advanced shaker than a beginner's cocktail shaker. Please contact us directly should you have any further enquiries.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2014 19:25:41 BDT
Now those are more like it! Although you went to all that effort to reply to me without learning how to embed an ASIN ;)
Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker 0.5 Litre
Stainless Steel Double Wall Cocktail Shaker 24oz Clear
These double-walled ones with a lip seem utterly ideal but for whatever reason they never showed up when I was looking for a manhattan shaker, and if I do have any criticisms about the free-with-a-bottle-of-tanq shaker it's that you'll often get freezer burn after a good shake so these double-walled ones seem ideal... you may have just engineered yourself a sale :)
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