If you have a cocktail shaker, you can get more use out of it by also using it to mix up delicious salad dressing. It’s the perfect all-in-one container for mixing, pouring and storing, assuming you don’t need it to make a drink right now.
A cocktail shaker, specifically a Cobbler shaker, with a cap and a built-in straining top, is a no-mess way to quickly emulsify your dressing so that it is smooth and well mixed. The strainer catches lemon seeds or herb stems, and offers a consistent pour to keep you from overdressing your salad. As long as you get a shaker made of non-reactive material (which virtually all of them are) you’re also free to use citrus or other acids in your dressing too. You can also make a big batch of dressing to get you through the week and use your shaker to mix and store it for super easy access. When you’re ready to dress your salad, you just have to pull the shaker out of your fridge, shake it a couple of times and pour.
Make a Better Salad Dressing with a Cocktail Shaker [The Kitchn]