Our favorite bar item is our Mason Jar Shaker. Excellent use of the tried and true Mason jar. Lord knows the Mason jar has been the leading conveyer of alcohol from here to there or from there to your lips. When Eric Prum and Josh Williams got together and gave the jar a fancy strainer top well, you know, the rest is history.
So we were thrilled to find that the duo was giving it another shake and writing a drink book. What do you think they would call such a book? Shake. Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails is the perfect companion to the Mason Jar Shaker. Actually, it is the perfect companion to any drinker’s arsenal of books. Here's why...
The drinks are good.
The drinks are fun.
The drinks are easy.
The instructions are way cool.
The drink recipes have the ingredients laid out on a table, so there is no doubt that you are doing things right. Once you can see what you will need, the actual assembly is a snap. Here is the easy way to take the L Train. One recipe makes two drinks.
The L Train2 Shots Gin1 Shot St-Germain½ Shot Fresh Lemon Juice2 Sprigs of Lavender (plus 2 to garnish)Seltzeri. Add the Gin, St-Germain, Lemon Juice and Lavender to the shaker.ii. Add ice to above the level of the liquid and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.iii. Strain the mixture into chilled Coupes and top with Seltzer. Garnish with the remaining Lavender sprigs.
Think about it. Gin. St-Germain. How can you loose? Shake is a great cocktail compendium. Sure you can use a plain old shaker but go ahead and splurge on a Mason Jar Shaker.