It is always good to prepare for the celebrations early. Last minute rushes will leave your pockets drained, and will definitely not give you that good feeling that comes with the holiday. Gifting your friends and loved ones is best done early, and here are some great cocktail shakers as gifts for cocktail lovers that Grills Forever thinks would be best for you.

1. Mixologist World Cocktail Shaker Set

This cocktail shaker is a real winner if you have a friend or loved one who loves making cocktails. The set includes a 700ml Tin for mixing the drinks in, a small measurement jigger and a twisted bar spoon. The best things about this set is that it comes with two recipe books that you can use to make mock-tails and cocktails. The con, however is that the shaker cap and its strainer may begin to rust if not properly dried. However, this is a great gift to give a cocktail newbie.

2. Innovee cocktail shaker. 

This cocktail shaker comes with a 700ml shaker, a free jigger and a built in strainer. Also included in the set is a free e-book with tips in bar-tending, cocktail techniques and recipes. The cocktail set boasts versatility in that you can make a wide variety of cocktails from it, including whiskeys and Brandy. However, there is a bit of a small problem when it comes to fitting the strainer and lid. It is even said that there is a special trick to put the lid on. You can make this an excellent gift to someone who wants to experiment a little.

3. Cocktail Shaker Set 

The set, from ShikShook, comes with the cobbler shaker, a double measurement jigger and velvet accessory bag. 2 pourers are also included. The advantage of having this cocktail shaker is that it comes with a lifetime guarantee and you get E-books to help with making the recipes. However, the top does not fit properly, and might pop off with vigorous shaking. It is however ideal for a gift due to its good build and quality.

4. Savisto Premium 8 piece Cocktail set

This set is a bit unique, coming with in an 8 piece set. This includes a 800ml shaker, stainless steel strainer, 450ml mixing glass, a wooden muddler, twisted bar spoon and bar measures of 25ml and 50 ml. The advantage of having this set is that it comes with a two year warranty, as well as over 400 cocktail recipes. The disadvantage is that it comes with a glass which can easily break if not handled properly This is a great gift if you wish to make a great impression.

5. Stainless Steel Boston Shaker

This very simple cocktail shaker comes only with two pieces; a shaker and a cap, which is basically a cup. It boasts of being water tight, thus making it great for use anywhere, be it at home or in a high end bar. However, it can only hold one or two cocktails. This is the best gift to give to someone who wants a simple, first time experience in making cocktails.

6. Winware Boston Cocktail Shaker Gift Set 

This set includes a Boston shaker with glass, a Hawthorn strainer, 25ml and 50ml measures, a bar spoon with masher, a wooden muddler, and a cocktail recipe book. The advantage of having this set is that it gives a great start for home bar-tending. However, the shaker does not come with a rubber tip, so you would require some technique to ensure that the contents do not spill out while shaking. The free recipe book makes it a great gift for use anywhere you go.

7. Bartender Soul Professional Cocktail Shaker Set 

The set includes a 800 ml cobbler shaker, a 50ml jigger, and a Boston Strainer. It also comes with a muddler, a stirrer spoon, ice tongs and pourer. One thing you will love about using the shaker is that it comes in an elegant design that will sit perfectly in almost any kitchen. However, the downside of this shaker is the thinness of the stainless steel. Having some cold drinks might mean contraction, hence making the top tighter and harder to pop open. However, this elegant set will light up any kitchen, and help you make some great cocktails.

8. Home Bar Tools Set

The set includes ice tongs, pourer, strainer, 2 shakers, muddler, bar spoon, jigger, bottle opener, fruit peeler,cork screwer. This makes for a complete home bar cocktail set. You will absolutely love the accessories included that most other shakers do not come with. The downside to this, however, is that it comes a bit pricier than the others. This is a great gift that puts all the necessary bar tools in one box.

9. 5 piece cocktail Martini Shaker Set 

This 5 piece set includes a 550 ml shaker, a stirrer, ice tongs, a double jigger, and a strainer. The advantage of using this set is that it comes at a much cheaper price than other previously mentioned shakers, while still doing the same job. However, you will dislike how fast the product tends to rust when not washed and dried properly. A great gift item that comes with a reasonable price to gift a cocktail newbie.

10. Professional Cocktail Shaker Set

This set includes a 700 ml cobbler shaker, a built in strainer, a jigger, 2 pourers and a recipe book. It also has an instruction guide. The advantage of having this set is the ease of use that most other shakers do not have. However, you may still experience the difficulty that comes with the stainless steel contraction due to temperature change. It makes for a great gift for those who love to mix drinks at home.

11. 8-Piece, Boston Cocktail Shaker Gift Box

This set includes a 550 ml cocktail shaker, ice tong, hawthorn strainer, bottle opener, double jigger, muddler, bar spoon and a cork screwer. It also comes with a recipe book. The advantage of this set is its  packaging. It is nicely packaged, making it easier for you to gift wrap. Otherwise, it does the mixing job pretty well. The downside is that it can hold just one drink. A perfect gift item for those who wish to start learning how to make cocktails.

12. Martini Cocktail Shaker Set

This Martini cocktail shaker set includes a 700ml cocktail shaker, double jiggers, 2 pourers, a Martini strainer, 2 E-books and 10 cocktail umbrellas. The parasols will definitely liven up the cocktails. The e-books makes it a plus for newbies. However, like most other cobbler shakers, the top will be a bit difficult to fit in properly. This is a perfect gift for those who will be holding a party with a small group of friends.

13. Top Rated FC Professional Cocktail Shaker Set 

This two piece is very simple. It comes with the cobbler shaker that has a built-in strainer, and a double jigger. The upside is that the packaging makes it easy to wrap as a gift. The downside is that it does feel cold to the touch when used with ice. It however makes for a perfect gift due to its simplicity in style and use.

14. Absolute Cocktail Shaker Set by SILVERgrade

The set comes with a 50 recipe cocktail book, a cobbler shaker, 2 pourers and a double jigger. The upside of having this set is that the top is much easier to remove and seal, unlike most other cobbler shakers. The downside is that the packaging does not look exactly like what you see on the advertisement. However, this makes for a great gift for those who wish to learn how to make cocktails.



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