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please help! Boston shaker vapor lock

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please help! Boston shaker vapor lock

Jess Leber | Jan 27, 2007 06:37 PM

I need my Martini, but my Boston shaker seems to want it for itself. Can anyone please tell me what I can do differently in the future so that my Boston shaker will open up? About half the time I use it I can't get the two halves to separate. It's a relatively new shaker that I picked up for $10 when I last visited the St. George's Spirits distillery. Do I need to make sure that the glass half (which is the smaller half) is on the bottom, and the metal half on top? Or vice versa? It's not simply a matter of brute force -- believe me, I've used plenty. This thing seems welded shut. I have the hammer out, and it's about to get REAL ugly here. Thanks for your help.

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