We’re listed in Scout Somerville’s classes to take in 2015

In case you missed it, Scout Somerville magazine listed us as one of the classes you should be taking in 2015. Continue

In case you missed it, Scout Somerville magazine listed us as one of the classes you should be taking in 2015.

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Here’s a snippet:

“His course gives liquor lovers the fundamentals they need to craft gorgeous, delicious drinks from any spirit, be it gin, whiskey, rum or vodka. And The Shaker always works with local distilleries – currently, that’s GrandTen Distilling in South Boston – which means you’re using only the highest quality ingredients in your drink.”

Read the rest and the other 14 great class on their site -> Have a Class-y New Year: 15 Classes to Take in 2015 | Scout Somerville.

Find fabulous hostess gifts at local boutiques | Boston Herald

We’re happy to be in Boston Herald’s Hostess Holiday Gift Guide! Continue

the edge | Boston Herald

Thanks Boston Herald & Gretta Monahan for putting us in your hostess gift idea list!

Hit up The Boston Shaker for a large array of cocktail tools, accessories and ingredients. It’s your one-stop shop for any hostess that appreciates a craft cocktail. 69 Holland St., Somerville.

via Find fabulous hostess gifts at local boutiques | Boston Herald.

Boston Cocktails: 7 Reasons To Go This Weekend – Air Canada enRoute

We’re one of seven places Air Canada has on the “Boston Cocktail” list. Continue

Thanks so much to Air Canada’s “enRoute” for putting us on their Boston Cocktail list of places to visit when in town.
Air Canada

To recreate the best of Boston’s craft cocktail scene at home, shop the Boston Shaker. Troll the shelves for double jiggers, soda chargers and artisanal bitters – they have more than 50 kinds; maple or sarsaparilla, anyone? – not to mention hand-blown headhunter glass tiki mugs. There’s even a Traveler Bar Bag with space for bottles, shakers, strainers and glasses – perfect for globetrotters

via Boston Cocktails: 7 Reasons To Go This Weekend | Air Canada enRoute.

Can’t Find the Right Gift? Shop Somerville’s Davis Square | Chronicle – WCVB

Iconic Boston TV show “Chronicle” visits The Boston Shaker Continue


Here’s the TV segment where The Boston Shaker was featured along with Davis Squared, Magpie Kids & Buffalo Exchange last holiday season on Chronicle.

Even if you don’t know what you’re shopping for, you’ll find it in Somerville’s Davis Square. Nothing ho-hum.  Instead, choose from beer soap,baby clothes sporting Bill Murray’s photo, 80 kinds of cocktail bitters, vintage clothing…..for starters.

Thanks to The Somerville Beat for putting us on the “to visit” list!  Watch it at Can’t Find the Right Gift? Shop Somerville’s Davis Square | Chronicle – WCVB Home – our bit starts at minute 2:36.

Foodie paradise: The coolest culinary shops in the U.S.

Cool Beans! We’re one of the cool kids in USA Today’s Travel Section Continue


The Boston Shaker in Somerville, Mass.
Just a short drive from downtown Boston, this compact but well-stocked shop offers an impressive selection of accoutrements for professional and amateur cocktail enthusiasts alike. Visitors can stock up on specialty ice trays, wooden muddlers and kitschy tiki mugs, thumb through an array of books on all things alcoholic, and sample dozens of artisanal bitters and infused syrups. Perhaps best of all, the shop’s staff is always at the ready with technique and recipe advice, creating an atmosphere devoid of the intimidation factor that often scares off cocktail novices.

69 Holland Street, Somerville, Mass.; 617-718-2999; thebostonshaker.com

See the other shops from across the nation at – Foodie paradise: The coolest culinary shops in the U.S. Looks like we have some awesome places to hit next time we’re traveling!

We’re in Racked’s “Boston’s 38 Essential Home Stores”

Thanks to Racked for adding us to their Home Goods 38 shopping guide! Continue

Racked 38

Boston has a thing for craft cocktails, but what’s a person to do when making them at home? Stop by The Boston Shaker. This temple of libations stocks the right tools, drinkware, and even obscure ingredients required to recreate those speakeasy elixirs.

Got an email from Susie at racked.com telling us we made the cut!  Thanks to Racked for adding us to their Home Goods 38 shopping guide.  Cheers!

via Redecorate Fabulously at Boston’s 38 Essential Home Stores – Home Goods 38 – Racked Boston.

The Boston Shaker in Edible Boston!

We’re so excited to be featured in the 2014 Drinks issue of Edible Boston. Continue

To say we’re honored is an understatement.

Edible Boston Photos


We are featured in the Edible Boston Drinks issue!

Please read the piece by Lesley Mahoney on Edible Boston. Thank you Lesley for your time and writing!

Also we loved working with Michael Piazza on the photos. (We made the cover too!)

Want to read the whole issue? You can check out the digital edition here.

Shop Local | Chronicle – WCVB Home

Chronicle came to visit us at The Shaker! See us on TV Tuesday night, the 26th of November. Continue


Looking for one of a kind, definitely not cookie cutter gifts this season? Shop local. We did, all over Greater Boston, and we share our finds with you (what are friends for?).

Chronicle came to visit us at The Shaker along with a few other great shops in Davis Sq. (D-Squared, Magpie Kids, and Buffalo Exchange)

Thanks Somerville Beat for taking them on the tour! It was great to see you.

via Tuesday, November 26: Shop Local | Chronicle – WCVB Home.

Acid Phosphate & More in the December Bon Appetit Gift Guide

Bon Appetit is digging Acid Phosphate (Ice Mallets and Stainless Steel Ice Trays, too) Continue

Another great pick from the gang at Bon Appetit.  This year they were after Horsford’s Acid Phosphate (made by our friend up north, Darcy O’Neil).

Bon Appetit Gift Guide

Not only that – but two of their other picks are stocked on our shelves as well.  The Ice Mallet and the Stainless Steel Ice Tray.

Those folks over at BA have good taste.  We think you should nab the tray, the phosphate and a bottle of Ango and make yourself a nice Angostura Phosphate… that’s what we’re planning to do.