BarConic® 16 oz. Weighted Cocktail Shaker
Like the non-weighted version, this 16oz shaker (or cheater tin or short shaker) is made of durable stainless steel and traditionally used to cap a 28oz shaker. It features a reinforced weighted bottom, increasing stability and flair bartending action.
Deciding on the right shaker is purely subjective, and you may become comfortable with any model you choose. If your interest is simply ease of operation, a three piece shaker may be best. For experienced bartenders who are looking for rapid application, a Boston shaker style system of capping a small shaker or mixing glass is common, as is simply using a single tin for mixing and an ice strainer while pouring. 2-piece shakers are often sold as a set, and oftentimes look is equally important. If you want a bit of personality and ease of grip, you may want to check out the Vinylworks shaker. Choosing stainless steel or plastic is a factor when purchasing limits and showmanship of both pros and beginners are key.