The Boston Shaker is your friendly neighborhood cocktail supply shop. We cater to the seasoned mixologist and the cocktail curious alike with retail and wholesale products, as well as classes and demonstrations. We provide top-notch customer service, curated, quality products, and a comfortable, knowledgeable, non-judgemental environment.
Our preferred focus is on craft cocktails. What are craft cocktails? Depends on who you ask. To us, it’s more about philosophy and technique than “good cocktail” versus “bad cocktail” or right versus wrong. We believe craft cocktails are made with quality ingredients, fresh juices, and real garnishes. We are interested in taking away the intimidation and mystique that surrounds cocktails and spirits and helping our customers realize they can easily achieve the extra level of care that goes into creating an excellent craft cocktail. To make an excellent cocktail, however, you must have excellent products.
At The Boston Shaker, we are very particular about the products we offer. There’s a lot of gear, books, spirits, and tools out there, but not all of them are good. We only want high quality, useful tools. We take pride in carefully curating the items we sell. Our recommendations are real and sincere, and often based on personal experience. Our staff only promote proven vendors and supplies. We ensure that what is on our shelves is worthy of your creations.
The Boston Shaker started with a love of cocktails and an entrepreneurial spirit. It was fueled by a passion for quality and a frustration that there was no reliable place were an enthusiast could procure tools, ingredients, and knowledge.
Back in 2007 Adam Lantheaume enjoyed the cocktails at the B-Side Lounge in Cambridge. He tried to re-create the concoctions at home only to find that he didn’t have the right tools or ingredients. Talking with friends, co-workers, and local bartenders, he found he was not alone. That’s when he started searching for the hard-to-find products, ordering them in bulk and sharing them with like-minded friends and cocktail enthusiasts.
The Boston Shaker incorporated in September of 2008. Three months later we opened a small prototype business inside Grand in Union Square. In February 2010 we opened our flagship retail store in Davis Square. We are continuing to grow our retail and wholesale business.