Best cocktail shaker

Become your own mixologist with the best cocktail shaker, and make all your favorite cocktails from home.

Best cocktail shaker
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The best cocktail shaker will allow you to practice your mixology skills at home and be your own bartender. WIth these cocktail shakers you'll get sets to mix and muddle your own drinks, from martinis to blue lagoons. In our guide to the best cocktail shaker we've included sets with liquor pourers, mixing spoons, strainers, ice tongs, and even ice ball molds. Some even come with stands that hold your set in one place, making it easy to decorate your home bar with a complete and coordinated collection. 

Our favorite cocktail shaker is the Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set, which comes in a range of colors and accessories to expand your cocktail making skills. It can be placed in the dishwasher and comes in sturdy stainless steel. For more of our top picks, keep reading. 

The best cocktail shaker you can buy

Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set

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Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set

A great cocktail shaker that comes in four finishes

A top-notch cocktail shaker that comes with all you need to make the perfect tipple.

Pros:

  • 4 finishes
  • 5 accessories
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Comes with a recipe book

Cons:

  • No stand
  • The cup gets very cold with ice in it

The Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set is the best you can buy. For good reason, too. It comes with a 24oz cobbler shaker as well as five accessories, and a velvet pouch for storing them all inside.

Not only is this cocktail set rustproof, but it's made from 304 stainless steel. Rest assured it's high quality. It's also dishwasher safe and keeps its shine well, while it comes in four different finishes – black, gold, rose copper, and silver. It sits at a budget-friendly price while ticking all our boxes apart from one: it doesn't come with a stand for display purposes. And it does get super-cold when there's ice in it, but that's to be expected. Other than that, it's brilliant.

Best ice cocktail shaker

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Royal Sips Premium Cocktail Shaker Set With Ice Ball Mold

With this cocktail set you'll be an (ice) baller

This cocktail shaker set comes with fancy ice ball molds and a charming wooden stand. 

Pros:

  • Comes with ice ball mold
  • Corkscrew included
  • Neat bamboo stand
  • Classic look

Cons:

  • Not the cheapest
  • Other sets come with more parts

The Royal Sips Premium Cocktail Shaker Set With Ice Ball Mold is a nine piece set. It includes a corkscrew, ice ball mold, muddler, mixing spoon, two pourers, and (of course) the shaker. This set also comes bundled in a sturdy and classy bamboo wooden stand that keeps it all together and looking sharp on your bar or kitchen counter. 

This is one of the more expensive cocktail shakers you can buy, but if you want to gift to a friend or treat yourself it's a great option. 

The best professional cocktail shaker

NÄUZone Professional Bartender Kit

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NÄUZone Professional Bartender Kit

The best pick for wannabe mixologists and it's dishwasher-safe

This cocktail shaker comes with 14 accessories from a pourer to a strainer, a jigger, and even some ice tongs.

Pros:

  • Comes with 14 accessories
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sturdy
  • Leakproof

Cons:

  • Only comes in one color
  • The plastic pourers are prone to bending

The NÄUZone Professional Bartender Kit takes place as the best professional cocktail shaker you can buy: with it comes 14 restaurant-grade accessories, all of which are stainless steel. In the box also comes a 28oz shaker and a 16oz cheater cup.

The set is of high-quality, it's sturdy, and it's leakproof. It's also dishwasher safe and you can store the accessories inside the shaker and cheater cup when not in use. Though comprehensive, this set is by no means expensive so it makes a great pick for serious cocktail drinkers. Just bear in mind that if you use it regularly, you can expect some bending to the pourers, as they're made from plastic.

The best budget cocktail shaker

Blusmart Cocktail Shaker Set

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Blusmart Cocktail Shaker Set

An inexpensive 3-piece cocktail shaker set that's complete with recipes

Complete with all the recipes you need, this cocktail shaker set features eight recipes on its side.

Pros:

  • 8 cocktail recipes included
  • Inexpensive
  • Dishwasher friendly

Cons:

  • Only 3 pieces

The Blusmart Cocktail Shaker Set is a great budget-friendly option if you're not yet ready to splash the cash on a luxury cocktail shaker set. It comes with three accessories from a (24oz) shaker to a jigger and a spoon. On the side of the cocktail shaker, you'll find eight popular recipes to make life easier. And the shaker has a built-in strainer for smooth drinks.

Made from durable, anti-rust and scratch-resistant stainless steel, though inexpensive, this cocktail shaker set is of high quality. It comes with all you need to whip up a beverage. It's also dishwasher safe!

The best looking cocktail shaker

Barillio 23-Piece Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set

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Barillio Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set

Available in four finishes, this cocktail shaker set definitely looks the part

This cocktail shaker set comes complete with a bamboo stand for storage purposes.

Pros:

  • Comes with bamboo stand, velvet pouch, and recipe booklet
  • 23 pieces
  • High quality

Cons:

  • Hand wash only
  • Wine corks could be better quality

The Barillio Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set not only looks the part, but it plays the part pretty well, too. It comes in four different finishes to fit with your kitchen decor. This cocktail shaker set includes 23 pieces – everything from a 24oz cocktail shaker to a mojito muddler and three liquor pourers – meaning it has all you need to bring the bar home. 

It's also made from the highest quality stainless steel and it benefits from being rustproof, too. In the box comes a bamboo stand for storing the cocktail shaker and its 23 accessories – this stand is stable, eco-friendly, and it looks great. This cocktail shaker would make a great gift and will be sure to last in your kitchen for years. It's not dishwasher safe, though, so it needs to be cleaned by hand. Also, we do wish the wine corks were a bit nicer, but that's a minor point. 

Best complete cocktail shaker set

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X-cosrack 18-Piece Bar Set

Choose between gold or black for your home bar

This circular set has everything you need. 

Pros:

  • Two colors
  • Comes with recipes
  • Straws included
  • Circular design
  • Five liquor pourers

Cons:

  • Not for every budget
  • Color options aren't to everyone's taste

The X-cosrack 18-Piece Bar Set comes with a 24 oz shaker, strainer, jigger, muddler, mixing spoon, ice tong, corkscrew, straws, and five liquor pourers. With this set you'll also get a recipe booklet, making it suitable for all ability levels. For 18 component parts we think the pricetag on this set isn't unreasonable. That said, it could certainly be cheaper, so this may not be an affordable option for everyone. 

Available in either gold or a striking metallic black, this 360 set will work perfectly for aspiring mixologists who need a complete set in one. 

The best plastic cocktail shaker

True 2882 Bulk Plastic Cocktail Shaker

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True 2882 Bulk Plastic Cocktail Shaker

A cocktail shaker with a built-in strainer that's ideal for sporadic use

Easy on the wallet and even easier to use, this cocktail shaker may be basic but it definitely gets the job done.

Pros:

  • Recipes printed on the side
  • Ounce markings on the side
  • Affordable
  • Easy to store

Cons:

  • Made of plastic
  • Not great for frequent use
  • Doesn't come with any accessories

The True 2882 Bulk Plastic Cocktail Shaker is our pick of the best plastic cocktail shaker. It's 16oz and features a built-in strainer. It also comes with a cap for shaking. 

It may be made of plastic, but it does feature seven popular drink recipes on the side from Mojito to Tom Collins, a Mai Tai, and more. It also has ounce markings for easy measuring. Though basic, this cocktail shaker is easy to store and super easy to use. It's great for parties.

Our verdict

Our favorite cocktail shaker is the Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set.  It comes in a range of colors and with attachments to practice your cocktail skills. The NÄUZone Professional Bartender Kit or the X-cosrack 18-Piece Bar Set comes with more great features, including ice tongs and liquor pourers. Even better, the Royal Sips Premium Cocktail Shaker Set comes with an ice ball mold. 

For something more simple, either the Blusmart Cocktail Shaker Set or True 2882 Bulk Plastic Cocktail Shaker offer great shakers and little more, making them budget-friendly. For a great looking option, check out the Barillio Bartender Kit Cocktail Shaker Set.

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our UK Shopping Editor, she spends much of her time giving advice on what you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a sofa bed for your spare room, accessories to give your space a new lease of life, shiny new appliances for a kitchen or some smart tech for an easier life. She's also our fitness and beauty guru, with hands-on experience with some of the top hair tools and the best home gym equipment around. Otherwise, you can find her rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, DIYing accessories to fit with her ever-changing colour scheme, or going on long walks with her pug. Next up on her to-renovate list is her bathroom...