Every single person who has their own inner mixologist come out from time to time loves to have a fully stocked home bar. Yes, we all have the friend who has a killer bar collection including the best craft beers for the season, the best red wines, and maybe some of the top shelf vodkas they enjoy as well.
However, if your friend is serious about mixology, then they also will want a great bar setup—and that includes a really nice cocktail shaker set, along with other standard mixology tools.
Looking for one of the best cocktail shaker sets to gift your bartender buddy? These are the ones that will have them raving, boasting, and whipping up some of the best drinks you'll ever taste.
Professional Bartender Kit by Zappoware
If you're looking for one of the best cocktail shaker sets that has everything a real mixologist needs, then look no further than this beautiful 11-piece cocktail set from Zappoware. The set includes a two-piece Boston cocktail shaker set, two jiggers, a bottle opener, professional grade pourers, as well as a stirrer-muddler hybrid tool.
This entire set is safe for your dishwasher, which makes it one of the most low-maintenance luxury sets you can find.
9-Piece Stainless Steel Bartender Set by Stock Harbor
For someone who has an eye for interior design, the best cocktail shaker sets won't come without a nice display set—and the cardboard box they were bought in won't count on that end. Stock Harbor created a very stylish 9-piece cocktail shaker set with a bamboo kitchen display base for that very reason.
This kit has all the basics—a jigger, a cocktail shaker, ice tongs, a Hawthorne strainer, and a bottle opener. It also comes with a very useful cheese knife for garnishes and cheese pairings. Not too shabby!
Manhattan Insulated Two-Bottle Cocktail Set by Legacy
Looking to shake a cocktail on a picnic outing? Believe it or not, there's a kit for that! Legacy created one of the finest cocktail shaker sets for on-the-go fun, and it even comes in an elegant black carrying case complete with glassware and room for liquor.
All the gear you need to mix up a nice Manhattan is included, except for the liquor. Picnics just became a lot more fun, didn't they?
Elite Cocktail Shaker Set by Barillio
If you're looking for a professional grade cocktail set that has a mixer, a muddler, a jigger, a mixing spoon, and an elegant velvet bag, look no further than bartender favorite Barillio to handle your need.
Admittedly, this is a rather basic kit compared to others on this list, but the workmanship is what makes it so popular. Along with a bartender-ready kit packed with stainless steel equipment, buyers also get a bonus recipe book so that they can learn new cocktails the right way.
Glass Modern 7-Piece Mixologist Set by Libbey
If you're looking for something modern with just a little bit of a subtle guide for beginner bartenders, you'll love Libbey's 7-Piece Cocktail Mixologist Set. This comes with a Boston shaker that has a glass bottom with recipes printed on it, ice tongs, a shotglass, as well as a food-safe wooden muddler.
All the items are dishwasher-safe, and they will look stylish as sin on almost any kitchen counter. Best of all? This is one of the best cocktail shaker sets for people who want an affordable gift!
Penguin Cocktail Shaker Set by Viski
Did you know that, during the Prohibition Era, people used to use steel penguin-shaped shakers as a way to hide their cocktail supplies? This cute bowtied shaker bottle set harkens back to that time, and boy, does it whip up a good cocktail.
This shaker set comes complete with a built-in strainer and can hold 17 ounces of liquor. Needless to say, this cute little guy will provide tons of delicious drinks while ensuring your bar set will get complimented by everyone who sees it.
Chemist's Cocktail Set by ThinkGeek
If you're a fan of sci-fi barware or just looking for one of the best cocktail shaker sets for your favorite chemistry fan, you really can't go wrong with this chemistry-themed cocktail set. It six test tubes, an Erlenmeyer flask, a stirrer, a stainless steel shaker, and a pretty neat display case.
Admittedly, this is more of a novelty than it is a professional-grade cocktail set, but it's still really hard to hate how geekishly cute it looks.
Graffiti Cocktail Shaker by Kikkerland
Without a doubt, this is one of the best cocktail shaker sets for your friend who likes to whip out the Krylon and tag their name on the side of a building—or for the friend who just appreciates that artform.
What's really crazy about this is that, at first glance, it doesn't look like a cocktail shaker. However, it is. It comes with a built-in strainer and jigger, and the back of the "can" has a number of recipes printed on it.
Mini Shaker Pack by Amac
This is one of the more unusual takes on the term "cocktail shaker set" we've seen, but they're so cute, they have to be one of best cocktail shake sets of their kind. This four-pack of personal cocktail shakers is a great, retro-modern way to have guests learn how to DIY their own cocktails at your next party.
Each cocktail shaker holds seven ounces of booze, and yes, recipes are also included.
Dial-A-Drink Cocktail Shaker by Oggi
Last but not least is a cocktail shaker that's perfect for the budding bartender who wants nice presentation while they learn the ropes. If you're looking for one of the best cocktail shaker sets that makes you look knowledgeable about mixology with a minimum amount of effort, then you'll enjoy Oggi's Dial-A-Drink cocktail shaker set.
This simple shaker set has a nice array of classic cocktail recipe hidden behind its twistable base. All you have to do to find the recipe of your choice is twist the base to align with the recipe you want. It also comes with a built-in strainer, which will make mixing your favorite drinks just a tad bit easier.