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Wow! I would talk to the retailer who sold it to you. It should not really leak easily.
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Hi,

While i have collected scotch for several years and am well aware of plenty that suit my tastes, I have recently discovered the joy that is high quality sipping rum. I have enjoyed both the ron zacapa xo and 23yr as well as diplomatico and barbancourt. Can anyone give me some tips on some others to add to my collection as this is fast becoming my favoured drink! Although they wont be touched this month as doing dry july!!
 

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This doesn't really warrant a separate thread, but I just got my first Boston shaker, and it leaks every time I try using it. I'm putting the liquid into the glass, then putting the metal piece on top at an angle and hitting it down, and it leaks through the more flat part between the metal and glass. I don't think it has anything to do with my shaking, because it leaks also when I just hold the shaker on its side. Is it a problem with my shaker or me? I've mainly been trying dry shakes, because most shaken drinks I make have egg white, but it leaks with ice too.
It sometimes happens with mine too (Carl Mertens). What you can try is popping them together in a slightly crooked angle. You can also try hitting a little harder. And most importantly, press them together while shaking, this will close it either way. What I have seen some people do is mix the ingredients in the glass, put the ice in the metal part, fill the liquid in the metal part, hit em together. I think it works a little better that way (obv. just works when you use ice).
I'd appreciate if someone like H would share their tricks of the trade! smile.gif

Had an Old Fashioned last night.
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Originally Posted by alexg View Post

This doesn't really warrant a separate thread, but I just got my first Boston shaker, and it leaks every time I try using it. I'm putting the liquid into the glass, then putting the metal piece on top at an angle and hitting it down, and it leaks through the more flat part between the metal and glass. I don't think it has anything to do with my shaking, because it leaks also when I just hold the shaker on its side. Is it a problem with my shaker or me? I've mainly been trying dry shakes, because most shaken drinks I make have egg white, but it leaks with ice too.

I just got a Boston shaker as well and am finding it a bitch to use compared to a cobbler shaker. Try two taps on the metal tin, then flip the shaker over and tap again on the glass. In any event, the Boston shaker is not ideal for dry shaking egg whites. A well-known DC bartender told me the best shaker for dry shaking is the Parisian shaker.
post #10445 of 14110
At Le Lion, IIRC, they exclusively use metal-metal shakers. Like twice the metal part of the Boston shaker (no weird top like the Parisian one).
post #10446 of 14110
Speaking of Rum, has anyone tried Stroh Rum?
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For those of you struggling with shakers:

 

http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/video/232/ssn_raising_the_bar_shaking_640x360/

 

I use Rosle, but I think they have stopped making their serious cocktail gear, which is a shame because their stuff was great!

 

Heed the banana.

 

~H
 

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I always do the banana, but probably I didn't do the most crooked banana possible. Will try next time.
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maninasuit - Appleton Estate Reserve
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I always do the banana, but probably I didn't do the most crooked banana possible. Will try next time.

Don't get too technical with it. The reality is, once you snap the glass down into the tin, usually you get the shape anyway. You gotta pop it in there good, and then shake the shit out of it. Leakage usually comes from not getting a good enough force behind it, and not popping it down hard enough. If you're really paranoid, you can always just shake with the connected parts facing down (the banana curve up). That alone will sometimes be enough to stop any leakage.
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drinking a margarita made with herradura and cointreau, and some hand squeezed limes, fat rim of salt. Not my usual but we had a little earthquake that woke me up from my nap, and then it started raining, so I'm just relaxing.
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Dolcetto d'Alba- hey man, it's why one lives in Italy.
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Dolcetto d'Alba- hey man, it's why one lives in Italy.

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Which winemaker?
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So, bought more white rum for Cuba Libres. At home I realised that I bought rhum agricole. Does not work mixed with coke at all! Don't even try.

Thus I had a classic drink. Ti Punch. First with 5cl Saint James blanc, 2cl lime J, 2cl muscovado sirup (1:1 water, light muscovado by MauiSu). Stirred with ice. Tasty but pretty sweet. Second one was with 5cl Saint James Blanc, 1cl lime J, 2 barspoons light muscovado. No ice (well, I added one cube in the end). It's less sweet, I like it a little better.
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drinking a margarita made with herradura and cointreau, and some hand squeezed limes, fat rim of salt. Not my usual but we had a little earthquake that woke me up from my nap, and then it started raining, so I'm just relaxing.

sounds good tho! a little different G&T for me with Tanqueray Rangpur & Whole Foods tonic... lemon instead of lime.
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