Can you fall in love with an inanimate object? I am proof that you can – I am head-over-heels for the Mason Cocktail shaker. The Mason Shaker was developed by W&P design in New York - inspired by vintage kitchenware (one of my great weaknesses) and obviously a love of cocktails (ANOTHER of my great weaknesses!). It was funded by Kickstarter campaign which was enormously successful, raising the funding goal many times over.
So what makes this shaker so covetable? It is, simply, gorgeous. If you can look past its good looks then you may also notice that it is also large, easy to clean and allows you to see the cocktails as you shake them. And if you want to go a step further you can purchase the mini mason jar shot glasses to keep the shaker company.
The Mason Cocktail Shaker is available through Firebox in the UK and retails at £29.99. For those of you in the US it is available here.
This is the first cocktail recipe I made using Mason (see, the shaker names itself). It is a gorgeously pretty cocktail inside and out. It is quite sweet so if you prefer it a little sharper add a some fresh lemon juice (to taste).
50g | 1.8oz fresh pomegranate seeds (aprox. 1/2 a large pomegranate)
50ml | 1.8fl oz freshly squeezed orange juice (blood orange juice would be great too)
2 measures | 50ml | 1.7fl oz vodka (I used Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka)
1 measure | 25ml | .8fl oz Campari1/2 tbsp grenadine (replace with simple syrup)
1 tsp simple syrup
- Put the pomegranate seeds in your shaker and muddle them with a muddler or the end of a clean rolling pin. Try to get as much juice out as possible.
- Add the remaining ingredients and half fill the shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously.
- Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass and serve.
Disclaimer: I received a Mason Shaker from Firebox to review. The enthusiasm is all my own!