Work, work, work. What can you do when you find yourself stressed out by deadlines and emails? What can you do when you just want to make it to the weekend without losing your cool?
How about a nice, refreshing cocktail to sooth your nerves and take the edge off? Let’s take a look at some of the best cocktail mixers on the market, mixers that are going to add pizzazz to your weekends and make gathering with your friends more fun and enjoyable.
Throughout this product roundup, we’re going to review three of the best cocktail mixers and determine which one is best by analyzing their features and what level of utility do they bring to the table. Let’s dive into our mix of products (pun intended) and see what they’re all about.
Right off the bat we’re going to be reviewing a Cresimo product. Cresimo is a company that’s responsible for manufacturing different types of containers, such as thermoses, shakers, and other party-related products like cocktail picks and mixing spoons.
The 24-ounce Cocktail Shaker Set makes a very complete purchase. For starters, you’ll be getting:
So, why did we feature this product on our list, you might ask yourself. Well, just by looking at the content of the package, you can see that it’s a pretty sweet setup.
The fact that Cresimo has experience in manufacturing party and thermal containers is reflected in the care that they used when designing the 24-ounce cocktail.
Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, you’ll make good use of the shaker and its accessories. The fact that it comes with a stainless steel bartender strainer is a very nice touch, as a lot of cocktails require a strainer and not all products come equipped with such an accessory, let alone incorporate it into the shaker’s design.
The jigger and mixing spoon also add a lot of utility, as certain cocktails require precise measurements in order to have the best taste, so you’re going to be using them quite a lot. Make sure that you follow the instructions and recipes to achieve the best possible results because mixing drinks is very similar to cooking—too much of something can lead to an unusable mess.
All of the materials are made using stainless steel, so rust, oxidation and other factors that might contaminate your goods are out of the question. The durability of the container will also allow you to try out some sexy bartender moves without punishing your errors too much, just make sure that you won’t dent your floors or other surfaces.
Since we’ve reviewed a package as our first featured product, let’s take a look at something simpler for a change. The Boston Shaker, manufactured by Top Shelf Bar Supply, a company with a braggy name that’s also an accurate description of the quality of their products.
Top Shelf Bary Supply produces a wide variety of bartending products, like silicone service mats, cocktail picks and more.
The Boston Shaker is a simple product but made by and for professionals, although it’s not a bad choice for beginners too, although you’d have to buy additional accessories for a full experience. This shaker is made using 304 food-grade stainless steel, so it’s very resistant to corrosion and environmental damage.
Furthermore, the shape and materials allow it to be dishwasher friendly, so it won’t cause or suffer any damage when washed among your other dishes.
The shaker itself is made out of two tins. One having an 18-ounce capacity and one a 28-ounce capacity, so it’s great for mixing all types of cocktails for yourself or for your guests and relatives.
The tins are unweighted, so they’re easy to handle, and they make for a pretty tight seal, to be honest, which is surprising since they don’t use anything but steel.
Our last featured product is another set. Mixologist World is a company that specializes in party (bar and barbecue) products, so it’s no surprise that one of their sets is featured on our list. Since it’s very similar to our first product, we’ll not go to give this set that much attention, we’ll rather point out to the differences between them.
The professional Cocktail Shaker Bar Set comes with:
All of the products found in the package are crafted using 304 food-grade and are dishwasher friendly. The design is subjectively a step up from the previous set, as the Mixologist World logo is quite attractive and the shapes are a bit sleeker. But that’s really up for debate.
Which one of these mixers is right for you? Well, we think that all of these products are great, but the Professional Cocktail Shaker Bar Set by MIXOLOGIST WORLD takes the cake in our opinion, because of its sleek design and quality materials used in crafting it, but there’s a catch.
If you don’t need the extra accessories and you already own everything you need (except the mixer), you might be better off buying the Boston Shaker, as it’s a bit more professional and will hold its own better than the rest.