Our next product to be designed in conjunction with world renowned bartender Tom Dyer, has landed – and it could well be the coolest cocktail shaker on the market right now. Aptly labelled the Tiki tin-on-tin cocktail shaker, each of the tins comes engraved with various Tiki symbols!
Although Tiki is often thought of as a Polynesian or South-Pacific culture, it is in fact a North American one – albeit inspired by Polynesia. The tale goes that a Texan man named Donn Beach travelled the Caribbean and the South Pacific in the early 1900s. Upon returning to the USA he wanted to emulate the laid-back tropics he had experienced and opened the worlds first Tiki bar in Los Angeles in 1934. From there the rest is history, Tiki cocktail culture took off across the United states for the next 30 years. This stylised art form went out of fashion in the 60s however it has seen a resurgence, particularly in the Western Hemisphere, since the noughties (2000s).
As you can see on the Tiki Tin-on-Tin, the engraved symbols embody everything that Tiki culture is about, from palm trees and dolphins, to coconut cocktails, shamans, shells and surf boards. The high grade stainless steel really ensures this shaker stands out on your front bar and the fun and interesting nature of it makes it a great conversation starter.
As with the Tom Dyer Grail the Tiki tin-on-tin features the Tom Dyer signature of quality. Featuring a 28oz and an 18oz boston tin, the Tiki tin-on-tin set benefits from the perfect seal as it is a tin-on-tin shaker as opposed to tin-on-glass. Due to the marriage of materials between the two halves of the shaker, heat absorption and insulation is very good. Of course this means if you as the bartender are making a hot toddy or a particularly cold cocktail – you will feel it in your hands! For the customer however, it means a cold and fresh cocktail or a steaming hot toddy, every time.
As with all of our Boston tins, we manufacture them using high grade materials. The top quality of stainless steel means that your shaker will go through many a glass wash without looking faded, furthermore due to the pattern being engraved on the shaker – this too will never fade. We also weld around the whole circumference of the tin when attaching the bottom to the body – this ensures that over time the boston tin will not weaken and fail under the strain of many a vigorous shake.