Also known as the Parisian Shaker, the French Shaker is the most stylish of them all. The original and most classic shaker, its sleek design is a head turner. Similar to a Boston Shaker, the French Shaker has two parts, a deep metal tin and a shallower metal tin which also acts as a lid. Shaking a cocktail is a technique used when it contains ingredients that are cloudy.
Separate the two parts of your French Shaker. Add liquid ingredients to the tin and top with ice. Seal tightly and shake in a back and forward motion for about 20 seconds or until condensation forms on the tin. Give the point where the tins meet a tap and separate. Place your hawthorne strainer over the tin and hold with your index finger as you strain your cocktail into your serving glass.
Wash before use.