03/18/2013 10:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker Was Bound To Be Invented Sometime (PHOTO)

Is there any more practical, functional or beautiful item in the DIY kitchen than a mason jar? We're not sure we can think of one. We also can't think of another functional product whose form has been so embraced by hipster food nerds. We used to use mason jars mostly for canning food. Then came desserts in jars. Then salads in jars. Then the contraption that turns a mason jar into an iced coffee travel mug. This next step was inevitable.

Introducing the mason jar cocktail shaker, now in production and available for sale. The Mason Shaker was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that we expect to see on Brooklyn brunch tables in no time. Created by two Virginia-born, Brooklyn-based designers, the Mason Shaker is the next logical step in the mason jar's journey to the food nerd hall of fame.

mason jar cocktail shaker

They explain their history thusly:

The concept for the Mason Shaker® was developed from an obsession with vintage kitchenware (Josh) and an uncanny ability to fashion impromptu drinking tools at a moment’s notice (Eric). After one too many mint juleps poured from a poorly-modified Mason Jar one summer, the idea for a better (and cooler) cocktail shaker hit us like a double shot of bourbon. The Mason Shaker® was born.

Ingenuity, fortitude and bourbon. Sounds like a great recipe to us. You can get your own Mason Shaker for $29, on the company's website.

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