What is Included in the Boston Cocktail Set?
Your Andrew James Boston Cocktail Set contains everything you need to create impressive, creative and delicious cocktails and mocktails just like professional mixologists. This 10-Piece Cocktail Making Kit contains the following essential cocktail accessories:
1 x Boston Cocktail Shaker (1 x Mixing Glass and 1 x Stainless Steel Tin):
The Boston Cocktail Shaker is a popular choice of cocktail shaker for most cocktail making professionals and bartenders due to their simplistic but very effective design.
Some cocktails require shaking whereas others require stirring and using the wrong technique can completely change the taste and texture of the drink. As a rule of thumb, if the drink is made up entirely of spirits, you simply need to stir it whereas if it calls for ingredients such as dairy, eggs or fruit juices, then you need to shake it.
The beauty of the Boston Cocktail Shaker is that it can be used for both stirred and shaken cocktails. The cocktail shaker consists of two parts; a mixing glass and a stainless-steel tin and the two parts can be used separately as mixing containers, or they can be joined together to form a classic cocktail shaker. The stainless-steel tin simply slots inside mixing glass to form a secure seal ready for some serious shaking. With a little practice and by following a few tips you will be shaking those cocktails like a true professional in next to no time. We have included some handy instructions in the FAQs section.
Thanks to the transparency of the mixing glass, you can easily see your ingredients and keep an eye on your mixed cocktail to ensure you have mixed it enough to achieve the desired colour. With a larger capacity in comparison to other cocktail shakers, it offers the added benefit of you being able to prepare enough for more than one drink at a time.
1 x 25ml Spirit Measure and 1 x 50ml Spirit Measure:
Cocktails are a well-balanced concoction of complimentary ingredients and without the correct proportions, the overall taste and texture of the cocktail can be completely compromised. Accurate measurement of ingredients is an absolute must and for this reason we have included 2 spirit measures in this cocktail set so that you can measure your ingredients in either single 25ml shots or double 50ml shots.
2 x Pourers:
The two stainless steel pourers can be inserted into the top of spirit bottles to facilitate the pouring of spirits by giving you greater pouring control through streamlining the liquids which will eliminate spillages and splashes.
1 x Twisted Bar Spoon:
The Twisted Bar Spoon is a versatile piece of cocktail making equipment which is more than just a stirrer. The long, twisted handled measures approximately 20 cm in length and is perfect for stirring drinks served in even the tallest of cocktail glasses, whilst the twisted design aids the stirring process. You can also use the spoon to layer ingredients in cocktails such as a Tequila Sunrise. Pouring carbonated mixers down the handle of the spoon instead of straight into the glass will also stop the drink from fizzing up.
1 x Hawthorne Strainer and 1 x Fine Mesh Strainer:
A cocktail strainer is a vital accessory for separating solid ingredients from the liquid whilst helping you to create cocktails with the perfect consistency and flavour. The Hawthorne strainer has been designed to fit perfectly over the top of the Boston Tin so that you can gently pour the liquid into your cocktail glass minus pieces of fruit and ice. You can use the Fine Mesh Strainer to ensure that even the smallest particles of fruit or herbs don’t make their way into your drink, resulting in a smoother cocktail.
1 x Wooden Muddler:
Many cocktail recipes call for the addition of fruit, spices and herbs as they are a great way of adding flavour and colour to your drinks. This wooden cocktail muddler features a grooved end which can be used to crush and mash a variety of ingredients or to crack larger ice cubes into smaller pieces. Simply add your ingredients to the Boston Mixing Glass and press down gently whilst using a gentle twisting motion. Be careful not to add too much pressure as over crushing berries or mint leaves can result in a bitter taste which will contaminate your drink.
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You can make any type of cocktail you fancy with this professional cocktail-making kit. Use your favourite cocktail recipes book, look through the abundance of cocktail and mocktail recipes available online or use your imagination and create your own unique concoctions. To give you some ideas of what you could make, we have included some delicious cocktail recipes under the Extra Info tab.
Yes, all parts of this cocktail-making kit are easy to clean and all of the stainless steel accessories can be safely cleaned in the dishwasher. Although suitable for dishwasher cleaning, we would recommend that the Boston Mixing Glass is cleaned by hand to preserve the appearance of the glass and to eliminate the risk of scratches to the surface. The wooden muddler is not dishwasher safe and should always be thoroughly washed and dried immediately after use to prevent staining. You should also never leave the muddler to soak in water as this could potentially damage the natural properties of the wood.
This cocktail-making kit would make a wonderful gift idea. The contents of the kit are packaged in a beautiful gift box which features a folding lid that is secured with a magnetic clasp. The box is also a convenient storage solution for when the kit is not is use, as you can ensure everything is kept together in one place.
Tin Dimensions: 170mm (height), 92mm (diameter), 850ml (capacity)
Glass Dimensions: 149mm (height), 90mm (diameter), 500ml (capacity)
Unfortunately, we do not provide a cocktail recipe book with this cocktail set but there are an abundance of delicious cocktail and mocktail recipes available online.
Unfortunately, we do not provide replacement glasses. If you do require a replacement glass, we would advise using a thick-rimmed glass with a diameter of approx 80mm. Please refer to the hints and tips section in the Extra Info tab to ensure you use your cocktail shaker effectively to eliminate the risk of spillages or breakage.
Hints & Tips:
Follow these tips to ensure you use your cocktail shaker effectively to eliminate the risk of spillages or breakage.
1. Add your ingredients and ice to the mixing glass.
2. Upend the mental tin and place it over the mixing glass at a slight angle.
3. Using the heel of your hand, hit the bottom of the tin to ensure a tight seal is formed between the glass and the tin. Don’t hit the tin too hard.
4. Test the seal by lifting the shaker by the tin. If you can lift the entire shaker in one piece this means you have created a tight enough seal.
5. Shake your cocktail firmly for about 30 seconds by placing one hand on the tin and one hand on the glass.
6. Place the shaker on a bench and hold it firmly by the metal tin. Use the heel of your hand to give the the rim of the metal tin a sharp tap. If this doesn’t work, rotate the shaker and tap it from a different angle.
7. Place the Hawthorne Strainer to on the top of the tin and pour your cocktail through it into a glass.
Suggested Cocktail Recipes:
Manhattan (Serves 4)
Put the whiskey, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass with some ice cubes and stir. Strain into 4 chilled cocktail glasses. Decorate each with a cocktail cherry.
Gin Tropical (Serves 1)
Put half the ice in a cocktail shaker, pour in the gin, lemon juice, passion fruit juice and orange juice and shake well. Put the remaining ice in a glass and strain in the cocktail. Top up with soda water and stir gently. Decorate with an orange rind spiral.