I love the faces people make when they shake cocktails- everyone has their own style. My favorite shakerface of all time is that of Tony Abou-Ganim, who gnashes his teeth and makes an orgasmic grunt every time he's got a shaker in his hands. He makes it sound like he Just Can't Wait to get that drink in the glass.
Last night I judged a 42 Below vodka competition at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco and recorded the shakerface of the contestants. Here are some of the best- click for larger images:
Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer who has contributed to publications including Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, PopSci.com, Departures, Drinks International, and many more. He is also the pioneer of the "Directional Freezing" technique to make perfectly clear ice. Learn about Camper and Alcademics, or read clips of his published work.