Shaken, Not Stirred

Chromed and Beaded Cocktail Shaker (LEO Design)

I’ve never quite understood the James Bond quote, “Shaken, never stirred.”  Of course, in the literal context, it refers to the secret agent’s preference in the mixing of his cocktails. (By the way, Auntie Mame instructs the opposite: “Don’t shake; it bruises the gin.”).  Even more confusing to me, however, is Bond’s comment taken in the figurative sense—and, with Bond, I’ve always prioritized the metaphorical . Such an in-control man would never be shaken, though occasionally he might find himself stirred (perhaps thanks to a Bond girl).

Whether our customers shake or stir, we buy and sell a lot of cocktail shakers.  Since most of them are vintage, they are always high on style and so much nicer than contemporary offerings.  So it was with great excitement that I discovered the contemporary cocktail shaker pictured above.  Made of brass, it has a handsome, streamlined design, is punctuated with beaded grips and is finished with a shiny chrome plating.  Please come into the shop to see it in-person or call us for further information.


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