Mittwoch, 16. Dezember 2009

Interview with Chris Carlsson Part 2

Is there still a cocktail shaker or bar item you have heard about but never seen? Something like the Holy Grail of Shakers?

Yes, a Joes' Place travelling bar set- 1950's quite complicated, mini bar. Top lid even detaches as a serving tray.

What do you think about modern bar design; ie; the Flip Top shaker by Metrokane?

I always welcome a new design – whether it is truly new or just new to me.
Like a fine car (by the way both my parents are ex sports race car drivers), age does not matter, fit,finish,engineering and performance matter , but also to large degree style and eye appeal also. That is what sets the exceptional apart from the adequate.

Do you think reproducing vintage shakers is a good idea?

Yes, as it allows people without a large budget to enjoy them, but only if they are done decently and properly – otherwise it's like buying a counterfeit watch – yes it looks like the real thing but is just a cheap copy that doesn't work, feel or perform anything like the original.

What are your future projects and plans?

To continue collecting, enjoy life as long as possible, and die with an empty liquor collection, 10 euros overdrawn at the bank. After that I intend to be cremated and but in my favourite shaker.

Can you tell us a few homepages where we can find further information about shakers and bar ware?

Here are a couple links to links as it were:

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