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How Do I Know When To Stop Shaking If The Outside Of The Shaker Doesn't Get Cold?Updated 4 months ago

If you are asking this question then you have probably shaken up hundreds (or maybe thousands) of cocktails in single wall shakers and you are very curious about the buzz around the Elevated Craft Cocktail Shaker.

The good news is, you no longer need to freeze your hands to tell if a cocktail is cold but you do have to trust science and get a sense for the timing. Max chill happens around 12-15 seconds after you start shaking when using room temperature liquids and a moderate amount of ice. While shaking, the laws of thermodynamics are working in your favor to bring the contents inside the shaker to thermal equilibrium. Depending on the cocktail ingredients, you may want to shake for longer to aerate the liquid more and enhance the texture. For a drink like a margarita or martini...a quick 12-15 second shake will do the job. In addition, you can play with the type of ice you shake with to really dial in the technique and dilution. Just a reminder, it’s generally not a good idea to shake with crushed ice because it will over dilute your drink and also clog the strainer.

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