Mason jars have officially hit the point of indie culture saturation. Latest exhibit? An admittedly rather classy idea: The Mason jar cocktail shaker. Even as you roll your eyes you're clicking through to find out how to get one. Aren't you? Yes you are. Well, here you go. While we've seen canning jars used for to-go sippie cups
, instant oatmeal bowls
, salad containers
, and, yes, even to shake up cocktails
, this particular product puts a well-designed twist on the homey jar, with a stylish chrome shaker top.
Josh and Eric, two young men originally from Virginia, and now residing (naturally) in Brooklyn, came up with this idea to combine, as they say, their love of "fine cocktails and classic Southern style." They are running a Kickstarter campaign to get their design into production, and with 27 days left to go, they're wildly in the black, raking in 3 times their desired amount. So it's safe to say the Mason Shaker is a go.
More about the Mason Shaker
• Mason Shaker
• The Mason Shaker on Kickstarter
I have to confess I actually see some good potential in this use of a Mason jar. A quart jar is substantially larger than a normal cocktail shaker, while still being reasonably easy to handle and shake. It's hard to make more than one or two cocktails at once in a regular shaker, whereas this would allow you to shake up mint juleps for four or five happy guests at once.
What do you think? Will you get one?
Hat tip to Food in Jars for alerting us to this fine use of a canning jar.
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(Images: Mason Shaker)