Tips & Tricks: This is the Right Way to Shake a Cocktail

Want to learn how to shake a cocktail like a pro? Top bartender Brian Means from Dirty Habit shares his best tips at Rye in San Francisco. Check out the rest of our Tips & Tricks series here for videos on how to STIR, STRAIN, MUDDLE, and CHILL a glass.



  • BarCovert posted 1 year ago

    He's not using the old-school "small speed shaker", he's using the newer method of 2 metal tins that are designed to be shake together. It's all the rage now -- see Dave Arnold's "Liquid Intelligence" if you don't believe it.

  • Bestbartender54 posted 2 years ago

    Brian maybe a top bartender, but he is doing this process wrong. The small speed shaker never is suppose to be used with the large metal shaker. They were never made to go together. And when using the glass mixer and the large metal shaker. You start with mixing your ingredients in the glass mixer first, hence the name. And put the large metal shaker on top. I see bartenders do this wrong all the time.

  • posted 2 years ago

    best to shake eggs with all other ingredients first, THEN add ice and reshake

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