Originally Posted by alexg
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!
Had an Old Fashioned last night.