Montag, 31. Januar 2011

Grilled Cheese Cocktail

mit einem "Grilled Cheese Washed Rum"?
Unglaublich, ein ganzes Sandwich in einem Drink.
Shawn Soole, ebenfalls Shakersammler, hat es getan:

Sonntag, 30. Januar 2011

Neues Logo geplant

Ich plane nun schon seit einiger Zeit eine neues Bild/ neues Logo für meinen Blog zu gestalten.

Zeichner/ Grafiker/ Fotograf hätte ich an der Hand, nur die zündende Idee fehlt mir noch.
Das Logo soll sowohl für den Blog, als auch für die Internetseite sein.

Ich würde mich über ein paar Ideen von euch freuen. Externer Input kann so gut sein...

Montag, 10. Januar 2011

Collector´s Corner

Hier mal wieder ein "Fundstück" aus den Weiten des Internets.
Der Text stammt von der Seite auctionbytes ich finde ihn sehr interessant...

Collector's Corner: Cocktail Shakers Are Movin'
By Ron McCoy
January 22, 2006
Reading AuctionBytes: Collector's Corner: Cocktail Shakers Are Movin'

"I'd like a martini, very dry... Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride" -Bette Davis

There's a whole lotta shakin' going on - again! Cocktail shakers are back, people are collecting and prices are rising on this once-sophisticated home accessory. The popularity in these now-trendy collectibles has a new generation of young adults revisiting an older era when things were classier and martinis were in vogue.

With the renaissance of the martini in this decade, a drink that flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, the cocktail shaker was bound to follow. The classic dry martini, whose origin is still hotly debated by historians, is simple: gin, vermouth and an olive garnish. It is shaken (or is it stirred?) in a very functional tool - the cocktail shaker. Hollywood films glamorized the cocktail shaker and the martini glass as a sign of elegance and the finer things of life.

The vintage cylinders were produced in silver, silverplate, chrome, nickel-plate, aluminum or glass. Although utilitarian, the cocktail shaker, an American invention, is found styled in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Often Bakelite or Catalin handles and knobs adorn the classier silver or chrome models. Chase, Manning Bowman, Forman Bros., Revere, Farber, and Napier are recognizable shaker manufacturers.

Along with the traditional cylindrical design, shakers can take the unusual shapes of penguins, skyscrapers, bullets, bowling pins, zeppelins, roosters, dumb-bells, hourglasses and other icons of the age of their original popularity. Glass and crystal shakers often bear the name of well-known companies: Heisey, Cambridge, Hazel Atlas, Imperial, Hocking, Owens, and others.

Bargains on shakers, especially glass ones from the 50s & 60s, can still be found in all price ranges at flea markets, garage sales, estate sales, antiques stores/malls and online auctions, but prices are rising and the older, more elaborate prize pieces are harder to find. Because of this, reproductions of art deco barware are showing up in specialty shops and department stores.

Following the popularity of vintage cocktail shakers, bar accoutrements are also making a comeback as collectibles. These items include: corkscrews, glassware, swizzle sticks, aprons, ice buckets, serving trays, ashtrays, sheet music, bar coasters, napkins, recipe books, postcards, bottle openers, electric blenders, ice buckets, ice crushers, seltzer bottles, serving trays, olive picks, whiskey jiggers and novelty bar items.

Values on vintage cocktail shakers and barware vary greatly depending on condition, supply/demand and from one locale to another.

Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011

Frohes neues Jahr

Liebe Leser, was möchtet ihr im Jahr 2011 über Shaker lesen? Gibt es spezielle Dinge, die ich noch nicht berücksichtigt habe, die aber auf jeden Fall berichtet werden sollten?
Schreibt mir.

Auch freue ich mich über Infos und Bilder eurer Cocktailshaker. Wie neulich berichtet, habe ich die Seite erstellt und arbeite an einer Datenbank, die die Identifizierung von Shakern leichter machen soll.

Ich wünsche euch auf jeden Fall ein gutes, erfolgreiches neues Jahr.