Merlin Griffiths Encourages The Nation To Get Shaking

Merlin Griffiths Encourages The Nation To Get Shaking

The nation’s best-known TV barman, Merlin Griffiths, is shaking things in 2023 by releasing his very own premium cocktail kit in partnership with Bonzer Barware.

He is on a mission to ‘Get the nation shaking’ from the comfort of their homes and is launching a campaign alongside the release of his cocktail kit which encourages everyone to share their #ShakerFace which will be showcased across Merlin’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok, with one lucky shaker being chosen each month to receive their very own kit. 

The kit which is due to be released for sale June 21, 2023, includes a two-piece Boston shaker set, Hawthorne strainer, fine strainer, jigger, 30cm bar spoon and a Mexican Elbow (citrus press). All are in high-grade stainless steel and EPNS finish.

Merlin has been bartending since 1996 when he started out shaking, mixing and whizzing up tasty drinks in London’s popular Soho. An instantly recognisable face, he has been mixing drink on our screens for over 10 years.

The premium cocktail kit has been co-created with Bonzer Barware, owned by global parent company Mitchell & Cooper who was founded in 1879 in East London, and they have been manufacturing since 1927. 

Mitchell & Cooper have always been the professional’s choice and have built lasting relationships with top chefs and bartenders at the top of their game – and Merlin is certainly one of them.   

Merlin says: “It’s about time we had professional kit available to people at home to make amazing drinks. “I believe everyone should be able to make a tasty cocktail at home, it’s a life skill! Bringing professional quality cocktail tools to your home is an essential part of this dream. It’s time to get shaking!”

Merlin is also offering an exclusive virtual cocktail masterclass for the first 500 individual orders of the kit. To place your order visit 


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About Merlin Griffiths 

Known for his cocktails, Merlin has been a Bartender and Mixologist for more than 20 years and has worked all over the world.  Merlin was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in September 2021 and has campaigned actively to promote awareness throughout his treatment and recovery.  He also appears regularly on TV and is currently writing a book.


About Mitchell & Cooper

Mitchell & Cooper provides innovative and practical products that make professional users lives easier and more efficient. Whether they design, manufacture, or distribute; the product must adhere to their design and quality criteria. Strong, Dependable and Reliable.

Mitchell & Cooper have always had a passion for good design, design that stands the test of time and has longevity. This philosophy and level of detail have always been an important factor and at the heart of everything they do since Alfred Mitchell & Arthur Cooper started as silversmiths and engravers in 1879 in East London. To this day Mitchell & Cooper remains a family-owned business that stays true to the high standards that began with its founders.