A cocktail shaker for the ages

Norpro cocktail shaker
It's excusable when people mix up events that happen close to each other. But, when they're a dozen years apart ...

Example: In the current issued of Chilled, a pretty good magazine about all things having to do with spirits and their trappings, its "Cool Products" page features a Norpro Penguin Cocktail Shaker.

As a collector of cocktail shakers, my eye was drawn to this one. However, as an avid reader of history, I was take aback by the text accompanying the picture:

" ... looks like it's straight out of the 1930's when post-war party-goers were flooding speakeasies excited to get their flap on and order a trendy mixed drink."

Grammatical goof aside ("as if," not "like"), it was the use of the phrase "post-war" that threw me. World War I ended in 1918, so the 1930s can hardly be referred to as post-war, a phrase that usually designates no more than 5 or 10 years. As to getting "their flap on," one must presume that is a reference to the flapper era, which actually was the Roaring '20s, not the '30s.

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, a few details on the shaker itself: Made of stainless steel, has a built-in strainer, holds 24 ounces and is dishwasher safe. Price: $39.95. You can get details here.

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