Book Signing & Demo! 10/18, 3-5pm. “Shrubs” by Michael Dietsch

Michael will be demoing how to make your own shrubs, signing books and entertaining as much Q&A as you can throw at him. Continue

Shrubs by Michael DietschPlease join Michael, author of Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times at The Shaker on Saturday October 18th from 3-5pm.

He’ll be demoing how to make your own shrubs, signing books and entertaining as much Q&A as you can throw at him.

He’s a knowledgeable dude, don’t waste the opportunity to chat with Michael and gain some shrub & cocktail knowledge.

See you then!

Robert Simonson Book Signing on 6/12!!

Join us to meet the author behind the new book, The Old-Fashioned. Continue

TheOldFashionedWe are super excited to announce that journalist and author Robert Simonson will be at The Boston Shaker answering questions and signing copies of his new book The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore.  

Please come join us on Thursday, June 12th between 4:30-6:30 PM and pick up your very own signed copy (just in time for Father’s Day!).  Robert will be available to take questions, mingle and sign books in addition to giving a quick talk around 5:30 PM.

We look forward to seeing you there!

More about Robert:

Robert Simonson writes about spirits, cocktails and bars for The New York Times, and is generally considered one of the leading cocktail experts in the country. His writings have also appeared in Imbibe, Whiskey Advocate, Edible, Saveur, First We Feast, Punch, Wine Enthusiast and Lucky Peach. “The Old-Fashioned: The World’s First Classic Cocktail,” published in May 2014, is his first cocktail book. He lives in Brooklyn.

“Apothecary Cocktails” Book Signing with Warren Bobrow!

Join us on November 18th to welcome Warren Bobrow to The Boston Shaker. He’s making some “healing” cocktails, signing books and answering questions. Continue

Join us on November 18th to welcome Warren Bobrow to The Boston Shaker. He’s making some “healing” cocktails, signing books and answering questions.

Apothecary Cocktails

Details:

  • 4pm – 6pm
  • November 18th 2013
  • The Boston Shaker
    69 Holland Street
    Somerville, MA 02144

We’d love to see you!

(If you can’t make it but want a signed copy – call the shop before 5pm and we’ll try to have Warren sign a copy for you before he jets off.)

Mixing it up in Cambridge. – Design Notes: the DWR Newsletter & Blog

Adam from the Shaker & Forrest from Royal Rose Syrups did an event at DWR Continue

Forrest from Royal Rose at DWR

We were asked to join Forrest from Royal Rose to do a little cocktail event at DWR last May. Recently found this post by them of the event and thought we’d share.  Here’s a snippet.

The DWR Cambridge Studio hosted Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, who showed the crowd how to make sophisticated original cocktails. Seeing a rise in high-end, handcrafted spirits – but a void in similarly crafted syrups – Forrest and his wife started Royal Rose in Brooklyn in 2010. In 2011 they sold their first batch of syrups and by ’12 had outgrown their Brooklyn digs and relocated to Portland, Maine. Certified 100% organic, Royal Rose Syrups now come in six amazing flavors, including three-chili, saffron and Tamarind.

Forrest is a DWR alum in fact I first interviewed with him way back in 2004 and a natural entertainer. Also on hand was Adam Lantheaume of the Boston Shaker, a store dedicated to all things mixology, who provided the necessary bar equipment.

via Design Notes: the DWR Newsletter & Blog.

Wicked Wednesdays: Craft Cocktail Techniques at The Boston Shaker | Wicked Good Travel & Activities

A big thanks for the great write-up and the fantastic photos from Amy at Wicked Good Travel. Continue

A big thanks for the great write-up and the fantastic photos from Amy over at wickedgoodtravel.com. So glad you guys had a good time (and learned something, too)!


A few weeks ago E. and I went to The Boston Shaker in Davis Square where we took their Craft Cocktail Techniques class to celebrate our 11th anniversary together. What better way to celebrate a long-lasting relationship then learning how to make drinks?

Read more at Wicked Wednesdays: Craft Cocktail Techniques at The Boston Shaker | Wicked Good Travel & Activities and check out her photos.

Recipes from our Midnight Madness tasting

They were so tasty we ran out early – here’s a chance to make them at home for your holiday guests. Continue

Here’s the punches that we served at Midnight Madness!

Special thanks to Ben, Kevin, and Noah for bringing their products and their knowledge to share!

Chunnel Punch

Combine ingredients in a punch bowl. Add ice*, preferably large pieces as cubes will melt very quickly and water down the punch. Stir and let flavors mingle and ice melt until the punch is cold and the flavors are blended. Top with sparkling water, then rosemary sprigs and lemon wheels, and serve.

Rosemary Green Tea Simple Syrup

Heat 3 cups of water to a boil, add 1 1/2 cups of sugar, then turn heat to low. Stir until sugar is disolved. Add about 15 springs worth of rosemary that has chopped up and 6-8 bags of green tea. Turn off heat and let sit while stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain as finely as possible.

Midnight Punch

Combine ingredients in a pot on the stove or in a slow cooker and heat them slowly until warm while stirring occasionally. Garnish with some orange peels that have been rolled up and held together by pushing a few cloves through the peel.

NOTE: To extract orange oil, peel an orange using a Y vegetable peeler, then squeeze the strips orange side facing the punch.



*Look for a more descriptive blog post in the future, but a quick way to make large ice in your home freezer is to take a large bowl or plastic storage container, fill with water (leaving a little room for expansion), and let freeze for a day or more.

You can also contact your local ice supplier and see if they sell block ice. Boston area folks can check out ACME Ice or Brookline Ice Co .

Midnight Madness is tonight – come on by to sip & save!

Come on over, chat with some good folks and knock some holiday shopping off that to-do list. Continue

 

The Boston Shaker is participating with DARBI’s Midnight Madness from 6pm – 12am!

DARBI Logo

Come on by for discounts and drinks.

Discounts:

  • 25% off our Professional Boston Shakers
  • 25% off any of our bar kits that have our Professional Boston Shakers in them
  • AND 10% off anything else in the store

Drinks:

Ben Sandroff from St-Germain & Kevin Fethe from Anchor Distilling & No3 Gin will be mixing up some punch for all to sip while they shop.

St. Germain Bottle
No3 Gin
Come on over, chat with some good folks and knock some holiday shopping off that to-do list.

UPDATE – Looking to make what we served at home? Check out Recipes from our Midnight Madness tasting.

Our Holiday Hours for 2011

Our 2011 Holiday Hours Continue

Holiday Hours (11/26-12/31)

Monday – Friday: 11-8
Saturday: 11-7
Sunday: 11-4

Holidays and Early Closings:

 

Date Weekday Description Hours
11/23 Wed Day before Thanksgiving 12-6
11/24 Thu Thanksgiving! CLOSED
11/25 Fri Black Friday 12-7
12/24 Sat Christmas Eve 11-5
12/25 Sun Christmas Day CLOSED
12/26 Mon Day after Christmas CLOSED
12/31 Sat New Year’s Eve 11-6
1/1 Sun New Year’s Day CLOSED

Somerville’s Davis Square to host Midnight Madness shopping event – Somerville Journal

We’re participating in Midnight Madness for the 3rd year with a slew of other awesome Davis Square stores. Hope to see you! Continue

We’re participating in Midnight Madness for the 3rd year with a slew of other awesome Davis Square stores.

Hope to see you!

Between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight, shoppers will be able to visit such Davis Square favorites as Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Magpie, Artifaktori, Kickass Cupcakes, Davis Squared, When Pigs Fly, The Boston Shaker, Suneri Boutique, Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club, Buffalo Exchange, Found, Comicazi, and Sunshine Lucy’s.

via Somerville’s Davis Square to host Midnight Madness shopping event – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal.