Cocktail Shaker: The Cobbler Shaker
The Cobbler (or three-piece) shaker is your work-horse of cocktail shakers. The major benefit of the Cobbler shaker is that it comes with a built-in strainer. It has a lid which caps the strainer, which, in turn, fits snugly onto the tapered base. We look for a shaker designed with a hefty, heavy gauge stainless steel that fits tightly together and allows us to efficiently chill the cocktail without freezing our fingers off. Some will argue that a thicker walled shaker will cause the ice to melt more as it draws the chill into its thicker walls. We believe this dilution is negligible and choose warmer fingers over any token additional ice melt.