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(( Cocktail Techniques ))

Posted by drinkscompanion on August 14, 2007

…and Equipment

Not Just Boston and Go

This seems painfully obvious: put the booze in the glass or tin, add some ice, put a top on it, and shake the crap out of everything, right? You’d think so, but no! Well, yes, but there are many ways to shake, and a ton of options for equipment, none of which are right or wrong – just different. I’ve spent a lot of time at some amazing bars here in New York, and if there’s one thing I can say, it’s that there is no dominant shaking method. Sure, certain places instruct their bartenders to shake a particular way, but I see that as more of an operational consistency, an intended way of doing things to plant an overall impression of professionalism.

So this post is dedicated to the shaker and the various ways we all use it.

First, let’s look at the gear. There are two basic shakers: the Boston shaker and the Cobbler shaker. No need to linger on this, because it’s probably over-kill to anyone who’d actually read this, but there’s a variation I’ve come to like a lot.

Like most American bartenders, I use the Boston shaker. Sitting atop most bars you’ll find two metal tins accompanied by a pint glass. The small tin has a capacity of 16 ounces, the larger 28 ounces. That pint glass is, well, a standard pint glass (16-ounce) but occasionally with some thicker glass. I think we all know how this works.

Over the last year, I’ve noticed certain places using a different sized shaker in place of the small, 16-ounce tin. At Pegu Club, Death and Co, PDT, among other places I’m sure, they use jiggers for everything directly into an 18-ounce metal tin. In comes large ice, and the 28-ounce tin goes on top. The 18-ounce tin sticks out much like a pint glass does in a classic Boston shaker setup, but doesn’t add a top-heavy weight. It creates a really nice balance that feels right when shaking. If you’re just free pouring, and count on the glass to gauge your measurements, the 18-ounce tin probably isn’t a good option – this setup is intended for jigger use.

Also, the 18-ounce tin is beveled slightly inward. Because of this, the tin will seal perfectly with the larger tin every time. After a non-beveled tin has seen some days, they usually start to get a bit dinged up on the edges. These little gaps become a total nightmare when making an egg-white cocktail, spraying everywhere when dry shaking.

Why are these places breaking from the standard? There must be a reason, right? From my understanding (thanks to the fine folks on the eGullet forums), the use of metal-on-metal for shaking allows the liquid, the ice, and the metal tin to come into a quicker thermal equilibrium. Room temperature glass, by comparison, absorbs more thermal energy (giving off its heat) and therefore won’t chill as quickly, resulting in further dilution. This is why you’ll see these same places using a chilled mixing glass when stirring drinks (a topic I’d love to come back to later): the chilled glass with its high thermal transfer is actually beneficial when chilled because it transfer thermal energy to the liquid.

It took me a while to track down these 18-ounce shakers. People talk a plenty about the Bowery with its great restaurant supply stores. Poppy cock! While that might be true for some areas of the restaurant, the bar gets the shaft. A friend directed me to barsupplies.com, which I’ve been using now for a while. Once you sift through the gimmicky crap, they actually have some good stuff. And they’re not even paying me to say so.

(Side note: barsupplies.com, feel free to pay me. I’m perfectly comfortable wearing a T-Shirt. And I’m told I’m quite fetching. Mascot? Surely!)

Now onto technique.

The most common type of shaking I’ve seen is the standard over your shoulder, back and forth shake. Essentially, you’re pushing the ice from front to back, hitting at two points within the shaker. It’s a nice rhythm, and is very easy to get comfortable with.

Then there’s another method I’ve seen used by bartenders like Dale DeGroff (see this video, about two thirds of the way in). See what he’s doing? It’s not just a back-and-forth method, but seems to get the liquid swirling on the inside, making it have more contact with the shaker and, I’m guessing, cooling and mixing everything more efficiently.

And then there’s shaking from the side (as shown here, about six minutes in, by the totally awesome Robert Hess). Personally, this method seems more for the home bartending – a bit lazy, I guess, and also inefficient if you need to be shaking two cocktails at once or need free range of your other hand for whatever reason. But, let’s be honest, any shaking is gonna look painfully awkward on video.

If you’ve spent time in Japan, or even bars staffed by traditional Japanese bartenders (Angel’s Share here in NYC, for example), you’ve probably noticed their affinity for Cobbler shakers. It’s not just that, though, they also shake a little differently: the fabled HARD SHAKE. I can’t find any video of this, but here’s a pretty terrible translation of the technique by its founder, Mr. Kazuo Uyeda. It’s complicated, and I’m more than a little confused as to the actual scientific foundations for the Hard Shake, but the basic idea is this: when you do the Hard Shake, you make the liquid consistently hit four points within the shaker. You hold the shaker by putting your left hand palm up and your elbow at a ninety-degree angle, put the shaker on top of your hand so it is horizontal and the top is pointing towards your chest. Leave enough room so your fingertips can curl up and cup the end. Now, bring the right hand in, putting your thumb on top of the shaker and your fingers and palm on the shaker’s body. Wing your arms out, like you’re praying. Shake forward once, down once, and down a little lower for the final shake – a one-two-three count. Go slow at first. I’m told that the Hard Shake should sound like a steam train building up to a fast pace, then slowing down.

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Any thoughts?

-by APD

28 Responses to “(( Cocktail Techniques ))”

  1. Paul said

    Excellent! I’m always a little shaky when it comes to technique, and I need to read more of this kind of stuff. You’ve summed up the whole temperature-transfer thing in a way my physics-challenged brain has never been able to absorb from eGullet.

    Standing by for more ….

  2. drinkscompanion said

    Thanks! Don’t you worry, more in the works…

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  4. Heya… Nice blog layout and enjoy the writeups! Damn, I wish I could think of that many words. In any case, do you favor the weighted tins for both the 28 and 18? Or some other combination?

  5. So, I keep reading about this Hard Shake method and keep finding all descriptions lacking at best. Also, it seems to not have made it to Seattle, yet.

    Help me out here. Someone make a friggin’ video and post it to YouTube!

    – G.MacThoy – Future Master Mixologist, Bartender, and Proprietor. Currently, Doorman and Desk Jockey. Yes, dEsk.

  6. I’m sure Bar Supplies will be thrilled to hear this; but, absent input, I’ve ordered both weighted and non-weighted tins of both sizes to experiment with. Funny how the dual tin method is so popular on the East Coast. I’ve never seen a bar or tender using them out here in San Francisco. You’d think avoiding broken pint glasses would be enough of a motivation right there. Erik.

  7. drinkscompanion said

    Erik,

    I’m very sorry for not replying. I was actually out on the west coast this whole last week (Oregon native), so I wasn’t able to answer any of the comments. Now, a hellish 18 hour travel adventure later, I’m back in NY and have to head into work soon. Regarding the tins: I prefer a weighted 28 oz and an un-weighted 18 oz combination when shaking with large ice. Why? Well, I’m kind of a little guy, with not the largest hands in the world, so when I’m double shaking, I find I can grip the tins that much better and shake the living out of my drink without separation. When using 2in X 2in cubes like we do, and putting two in at a time, there’s some serious mass and momentum to be held together. With smaller ice, however, I generally prefer both tins to be weighted as it’s less of an issue and I’m generally fussy about symmetry.

    Gryphon…I’ll respond soon, I swear.

  8. ellestad said

    Ha! No problem, then, as I just would have had to get both anyway! Thanks for pointing me towards bar supplies. It was just the nudge I needed to finally get a dual tin mixing set. Cheers!

  9. Gryphon MacThoy said

    Please do! I’m all hyped up to impress my drinking buddies.

    http://www.macthoy.org

  10. [...] on a tip from DrinksCompanion I scored a set of 28 oz stainless tins and 18oz cheater tins from BarSupplies.com. Not to mention a [...]

  11. I have to amend my comment above, “I’ve never seen a bar or tender using them out here in San Francisco,” as I stopped by at The Slanted Door this last week, (great bar program, BTW,) and they were employing the East Coast double tin method with great gusto.

  12. Lady Green said

    There we go folks….

    http://video.nymag.com/?fr_story=c25c3b7b4c59d16d75c8ab054d87e72e27d110c4&rf=sitemap

  13. While I still remain skeptical of the value of the so-called hard shake, after a several months of cocktails, I am in complete agreement with your preference for shaking large ice with an unweighted 18 and weighted 28.

  14. Oooo! By accident I discovered an even better combo than an unweighted 18 and a weighted 28!

    Weighted 28 and the bottom tin from this stainless 2 piece shaker!

    2 Piece Shaker

    It sez 18oz, but it is slightly larger.

    More headroom to get that ice moving!

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