The point of the cocktail shaker is to mix the ingredients and chill them before pouring them into an iceless glass. So by that definition, and just about any other, this shaker works. And it works with style. I personally witnessed a bartender at one of those swanky bars mixing drinks with one of these once, so what do you think about that? Just be careful not to bruise your gin with this shaker because your hands won’t get cold and warn you to stop like a metal shaker will. The shaker is 9” tall and comes in three parts like most traditional shakers: a tumbler, a strainer, and a cap. The bottom of the tumbler is marked:
SODA Made in P. Rep of China 20052
Design and Quality
IKEA of Sweden
With this set from IKEA, you didn’t just get the shaker, but also a 2 3/4” measure, an 8” stirrer, and two pour spouts. If I remember right, all for under $10. It’s not available anymore, but I have seen a new set on eBay for $16 with free shipping.