01/07/2011 11:21 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How to Use a Boston Shaker (VIDEO)

Professional bartenders would be lost without them, yet home-bar enthusiasts are often too worried about showering guests (or themselves) with a cocktail to give the classic two-piece Boston shaker a go. 2011-01-07-imbibeicon.pngDating back to the late 19th century, the Boston shaker was the first shaker to find its way behind a bar and is a lot easier to use than you might think. Here, Portland, Ore. bartender, Evan Zimmerman, offers a few easy tips that'll have you using a Boston shaker like a pro in no time. And for more how-to cocktail videos, click here.

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