Best Copper Cocktail Shaker

by RJ Peristere

When most people think of copper they think of that old penny they left lying on the street but for a moment wondered "should I pick that up,'s just a penny." But there is a reason why copper is the metal of choice for not only chef's but also craft mixologists. Also..nothing screams affluence more than walking into someone's house and seeing copper pots and pans.

Without further ado, we've ranked our favorite copper cocktail shakers as follows :

  1. Sertodo Cocktail Shaker

  2. Sur La Table Antique Cocktail Shaker

  3. Bull in China Copper Cocktail Shaker

Copper Cocktail Shaker Set

What is the Best Copper Cocktail Shaker?

Sertodo Cocktail Shaker

Our personal pick is the Sertodo Copper Cocktail Shaker. Handmade in Austin, Texas...not only are you getting a product made in America but also the artisanal craftsmanship that you would normally only find on products over 200$. Sertodo is widely known for their high quality copper kitchenware and barware. Their reputation is excellent across the board and is our recommended addition to your home bar or bar back set.

What we like :

  • Handmade in the United States

  • Supreme Quality

  • The feel of the sturdy copper

What we dislike :

  • Keep in mind this is a Boston Shaker

  • Hand Wash

Price : 95.00 $$

Sur La Table Antique Cocktail Shaker

If you're looking for a more traditional copper cocktail shaker, then look no further than the antique copper cocktail shaker from Sur la Table. This brushed copper cocktail shaker excudes elegance and would be a staple of any high-end barware collection. This cocktail shaker has a built in strainer which is perfect for cocktails with mint leaves or muddled fruit. Keeps the seeds and stems out of your cocktail. Now, if you wish to keep the extra bits in your cocktail, then we recommend a traditional boston shaker.

Best Copper Cocktail Shaker

What we like :

  • The brushed copper look

  • Ease of separation of the top and bottom

  • The whole set is available for purchase

  • Copper finshed stainless steel - so no chance of oxidation

What we dislike :

  • Not a true antique

  • Not 100% Copper

Sur La Table also offers a collection of copper barware tools including copper bar spoons, double sided jigger, and even copper cocktail spears.

Price : 50 $$

Bull in China Copper Cocktail Shaker

What we love about the Bull in China copper cocktail shaker is the simplicity in the design. The shakers are made of 100% copper so you don't have to worry about chipping or peeling. The weight of the Bull in China copper cocktail shaker is quite hefty but in a good way. It feels solid to the touch and shakes quite well. A great cocktail shaker combines both weight and style to become the ideal cocktail shaker. The Bull in China piece has it all.

What we like :

  • 100% Copper cocktail shaker

  • Multiple size options

What we dislike :

  • May require a bit of polishing here and there

Price :

Do you Really Need a Cocktail Shaker?

Like the answer to most depends. If you want to make basic cocktails then you could probably get away without buying a cocktail shaker. But if you want to become a serious bartender, then you must have either a boston shaker or proper cocktail shakers. The best shaker tins or best cocktail shakers are made of sturdy metal. Avoid plastic at all costs. It not only looks cheap but you won't get the vigorous shaking that you need.

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Which is Better Boston Shaker or Cocktail Shaker?

If we had to choose between the two, then we would go with the traditional cocktail shaker. The Boston shaker requires a bit more technique than a traditional shaker. A proper cocktail bar will use a traditional shaker, while a dive bar is more likely to use a boston shaker. The boston shaker just requires two semi similar size pieces to put together. You can even use two pieces of glass and get away with it.

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How About Other Cocktail Shakers?

We have also reviewed the best brass cocktail shaker as well as found our favorite Art Deco shaker as well. Both the brass and art deco are of the highest quality but provide an alternative style or aesthetic for your home bar.

Interested in Cocktail Recipes for your Shaker?

Now that your have the perfect cocktail shaker or boston shaker, you're ready to make the perfect cocktails for both you and your guests. Try these wonderful recipes :

Dirty Martini

Shaken...not stirred. There's a reason James Bond prefers his martinis just tastes better! Try our dirty martini recipe that can be made in either a boston shaker or cobbler shaker or really any shaker tin.

Ingredients :

  • 2 1/2 Ounces of Vodka

  • 1/2 Ounce of Olive Brine

  • Olives for garnish (bleu cheese olives, if you prefer)

  • Dry Vermouth (Just enough to coat the glass)

  • Half a Lemon Squeezed

Directions :

  • Rinse your martini glass with Dry Vermouth

  • Place your olives on a toothpick and place in glass

  • Fill your cocktail shaker up to the top with ice

  • Pour in your Vodka and Olive Brine + Lemon Juice (optional)

  • Shake for a minimum of 20 seconds or your hands are about to fall off

  • Pour and enjoy your delicious cocktail

Espresso Martini

The espresso martini is the more popular cousin of the dirty martini. A delightful combination of espresso and vodka is the perfect before or after dinner cocktail.

espresso martini


  • 1/2 Ounce of Kahlua coffee liqueur

  • 1/2 Ounce of simple syrup

  • 1 Ounce of Espresso

  • 2 Ounces Vodka

  • Coffee Beans (Garnish)


  • Add all ingredients into shaker

  • Shake well with ice

  • Pour with strainer into Martini glass 

  • Garnish with coffee beans

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