Shaken cocktails are made with cocktail shakers to create chilled, enjoyable mixed drinks. Shaken cocktails have a different texture and taste than stirred cocktails, and have great visual appeal. It is also entertaining to watch people make shaken cocktails. The right garnish also really helps to dress up a cocktail, and is an integral component of a great shaken cocktail.
Simply fit the strainer in the metal cup for Boston shakers and shakers that consist of two metal cups. Cobbler shakers have built-in strainers.
Hold your fingers over the strainer while pouring to keep the strainer in the shaker cup. Depending on the cocktail recipe, the drink will be strained into an empty glass or a glass that has been filled with ice. Glasses can be chilled in a freezer or with ice before straining.