Alcohol Shaker Question?!

Question: Alcohol Shaker Question!?
I currently have a plastic shaker!. When i shake alcohol drinks with sparkling water, the lid of the shaker pushes up because of the gas in the sparkling water, leaving a mess!. I'm thinking of buying a higher quality, metal shaker with a top that can screw on to avoid this problem!. Though i'm wondering if it will only amplify the problem by exploding when i unscrew the top, kind of like when you shake a coke bottle and open the cap!. Anyone have experience with this, knowing if this happens!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

First lesson in mixology (or number three or four, I can't remember) only non-carbonated mixers get put into the shaker!.

Carbonated mixers like coke and 7-up are "self mixing!." You ice a glass, add the shot of alcohol and then fill with the mixer!. Normally served with a straw or stir stick, one quick turn by the drinker is all it needs!.

Reserve the shaker for thicker liquids like OJ and egg whites - or for icing down liquor with crushed ice to be served strained (or not)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Really you aren't supposed to shake anything carbonated because it loses it's fizziness!. And it doesn't matter what type of shaker you buy you will still have that problem!. Just shake what you want mixed besides the sparkling water!.!.!.then pour together and if you still feel like it's not mixed to your standards alternate the mix b/w two glasses fairly slowly as not to disturb the fizz!. That should work!.Www@FoodAQ@Com


I usually shake the alcohol, ice and other non-carbonated ingredients, pour the carbonated stuff into the glassed and then pour the shaken stuff on top!.

A screwed-on shaker lid is really not a good idea - it's almost like a home-made bomb lol!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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