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Why does my cocktail shaker leak?

There could be several reasons why your cocktail shaker is leaking. Here are a few common causes:

  1.Poor seal: The most likely reason for a leaking cocktail shaker is a poor seal between the two main parts—the metal tin and the cap. Make sure you’re attaching the cap tightly and securely to create a watertight seal. If the seal is compromised or worn out, it may need to be replaced.

  2.Overfilling: If you’re filling the shaker with too much liquid, it can cause pressure to build up inside and force the liquid to leak out. Ensure you’re not exceeding the shaker’s capacity and leave some space for the ingredients to mix properly without spilling over.

  3.Cold temperature: When preparing cold cocktails, condensation can form on the outside of the shaker due to the temperature difference between the chilled ingredients and the room temperature air. This moisture can seep through any small gaps or imperfections in the seal. You can try wiping the shaker dry before shaking to minimize this issue.

 4.Deteriorated or damaged parts: Over time, the rubber or silicone gasket that forms the seal between the tin and cap can degrade or become damaged. Inspect the gasket for any signs of wear, cracks, or tears. If necessary, replace the gasket to ensure a tight and reliable seal.

  5.Incorrect usage: It’s important to use the shaker properly to prevent leaks. Make sure you’re placing the cap on the tin securely and aligning it correctly. Additionally, avoid shaking the shaker too vigorously, as excessive force can cause liquid to escape through any small gaps or weaknesses in the seal.

  By addressing these potential causes, you should be able to minimize or eliminate leaks from your cocktail shaker.

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