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Hawthorne Strainer

(51 customer reviews)


I might be biased, but I’m pretty sure this is the BEST Hawthorne Strainer money can buy. We designed it for comfort, speed, and durability. Seriously, it’s the best.

718 in stock

SKU: Y3-CN18-S8E1 Category: Tag:

Additional information

Weight 0.26 lbs


  • Bartenders Choice:
    Designed for ergonomics, comfort and quality, this strainer was crafted by a career bartender to reduce hand stress and give a comfortable straining experience – even for the busiest bartender. It’s comfortable enough for the longest shift and styled to look great in the finest home bar!
  • Durable:
    Tested for durability in high-volume bars, this strainer has proven its quality and strength. Crafted from polished food-grade stainless steel, this strainer will not break, bend or rust. Dishwasher safe for home or commercial dishwashers.
  • Ergonomic Design:
    No more rough edges that dig into the side of your thumb or poorly placed finger grips that strain the hand. Patent-pending design reduces strain on the hand and fingers, so you can comfortably keep mixing drinks all night!
  • Versatile:
    This standard-sized strainer fits in most cocktail shakers, mixing glasses and pint glasses. High quality tightly coiled spring creates a fine strainer and keeps fruit pulp and ice shards from making their way into your final cocktail.
  • Money-back Guarantee:
    Backed by money-back guarantee, this is the last hawthorne strainer you’ll ever need for your home bar. Always ships from the USA!



Strainer body is 129mm x 99mm. High density spring is approximately 20cm long.

Care & Handling:

Dishwasher safe for commercial & home dishwashers.


Material & Construction:

  • Material: Stainless Steel 304
  • Finish: Polished Stainless Steel

How to

Straining Basics:

When you’re finished shaking or stirring your cocktail, simply place this strainer in the top of your shaker tin or mixing glass (spring side down), hold it with your pointer finger and pour. Easy!

Straining Two Cocktails:

If you push the strainer body down (toward where the liquid comes out) while straining, the liquid will pass through the two gaps for the strainer arms. With some practice, you’ll be able to strain into two different glasses at the same time!

Extra Frothy Egg Whites:

Like to make egg white cocktails? You can make your egg whites extra frothy by removing the coil from this strainer and tossing it in the shaker along with your egg whites during your dry shake.

Storing your Strainer:

Add a hook to your bar and store this strainer by hanging it on the hook. It takes up less space and looks downright beautiful!

Shipping & Returns

SHIPPING: $8 ground shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.
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RETURNS: No Hassle return policy – Details.

Rated 4.73 out of 5
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51 reviews for Hawthorne Strainer

  1. Amazon Buyer

    Great quality!

    Great quality, dense spring. All the edges are smooth and finished (I’ve literally had cheapo Hawthorne strainers cut my hand mid-shift)

    The overall design is great, fits snuggly on standard pint glasses and both 18 and 28oz tins.

  2. Amazon Buyer

    Double pours

    I can do sick double pours now! Quality strainer

  3. Amazon Buyer

    Great product

    The best strainer I’ve purchased

  4. Amazon Buyer

    Solid quality and superb customer service!!

    It is a solid product. Professional quality that will last a long time. Nothing cheap about this strainer.

  5. Amazon Buyer

    Premium Professional Tool

    Professional, perfect grip. Look sharp and classic!!

  6. Amazon Buyer

    Very well made

    Sturdy piece, strains very fine with the need of a double strainer, and held up great to a pass through the dishwasher. Worth paying extra for!

  7. Amazon Buyer

    Very Nice!!

    Awesome. Husband loved it.

  8. Amazon Buyer

    Simple but effective.

    Works exactly as intended. It’s a very simple and useful tool that’s a must have. Simply put you cant go wrong with this strainer. I’ve had a few occassions to use it in a short period of time and havent had an issue and dont think I will in the future either.

  9. Amazon Buyer

    Love It

    This is a high quality strainer. It feels durable and well made. The spring is tight and helps keep ice shards and other things from getting in your drink.

  10. Amazon Buyer

    Best Hawthorne Strainer

    This is the best hawthorne strainer i’ve used. The spring is really tight. So tight, citrus pulp can barely pass through, let alone ice shards from shaking. It is a little pricey at $16, but it’ll last forever, so it’s worth it.

    The only down side, like all hawthorne strainers is cleaning. I just let is soak in hot soapy water for a few minutes at the end of a cocktail night, and then sponge it off. Works fine, just a little bit of a hassle.

  11. Amazon Buyer


    works great, looks great, and matches with my Top Shelf shaker. the shiny metal surface came with some strange lines from the polishing process, but i don’t really mind.

  12. Amazon Buyer

    Good quality strainer

    Does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It catches all the frothy foam from the shaking process and any pulp. It fits a Boston shaker quite nicely. The finish is quite durable as well.

  13. Amazon Buyer

    Works Great!


  14. Amazon Buyer

    Perfect for the price!

    Great value. Functional. I bartend at a high high volume venue. This works way better than the smaller ones. Less mess. No fuss design.

  15. Amazon Buyer

    Very loose fit on my Koriko shakers

    These things slid all over the openings of my Koriko shakers. It’s not unusable, but just understand that you may hhave to rely on using your hand to intentionally position the strainer rather than relying on the spring to hold it in place. The metal also feels cheap. I bought two, tried one, and returned the other one unused and just bought another Oxo, which I find to be better made and more effective.

  16. Amazon Buyer

    Great PRO Hawthorne Strainer!

    I’ve had mine for maybe 6 months now, and I’m convinced enough to order a second, and in fact I just did! I’ve been using OXO’s for years but I find these to be a finer strain and maybe do a better job of keeping liquids inside a shaker. You can spend more on a similar design, but these are dope!

    Update: So I still love using the pair of these that I have. Last Friday there was a scuffle at a place I work, and my worker kicked my strainers that were wedged in the bar grill as he was jumping over the bar and bent them back pretty far. I was super bummed and thought them ruined, but I was able to bend them back into place and they work just fine, but they have a bit of extra character now haha! So there ya go, great for making drinks, and will do just fine in a bar fight!

  17. Amazon Buyer

    Works awesome!

    Should have added on of these to my bar tools long ago. Works awesome!

  18. Amazon Buyer

    Five Stars

    Great product, much better than the standard strainers that I can find at local restaurant supply stores!

  19. Amazon Buyer

    Works great

    Arrived as described, good looking piece of bar ware. Works great!

  20. Amazon Buyer

    Five Stars

    I recommend this product.

  21. Amazon Buyer

    Perfect! Just what the doctor ordered.

    Great size and quality! I had purchase one for my husband that was part of a bar set. He was not happy with the size or quality. We ordered this from Amazon and it not only is the perfect size but the quality is excellent. He was a bartender for many years in Santa Barbara so he know what he wants in bar ware.

  22. Amazon Buyer

    no more pulp in my daiquiri

    Very nice, perfect fit in my boston shaker and super tight coils strain very nicely. double pour slits take some practice but work well once you get the hang of it

  23. Amazon Buyer

    fits better in my tool bag as well

    Tighter coil than my Cocktail Kingdom strainer, fits better in my tool bag as well.

  24. Amazon Buyer

    Five Stars

    Just what I wanted

  25. Amazon Buyer

    High coil count easy to clean very durable

    Great material and high coil count

  26. Amazon Buyer

    Great heavy pour strainer.

    The coils on the hawthorne strainer is heavy and strong. This strainer is great for the boston shaker and it’s designed nicely to snuggle on top of the metal shaker. It feels heavy and the weight makes it easier to strain drinks without worrying about the coil falling off.

  27. Amazon Buyer

    5 nights a week punishment

    As a working high volume cocktail maker, I can raise my right hand and swear to you that these things are quality.

    These were designed from the ground up to fix other issues other strainers present.

    The tight spring is awesome. Drinks that are muddled typically are double strained using a fine strainer. I actually ditched my fine strainer now that I use this Hawthorne strainer. This guy gets all the little bits out. Makes for a pretty looking cocktail without having to worry about bits of mint in your teeth.

  28. Amazon Buyer

    very nice Hawthorne strainer with just a half-star short (maybe only …

    Very, very nice Hawthorne strainer with just a half-star short (maybe only a quarter) of 5 star quality. Works better than any other Hawthorne strainer that I’ve owned, and I’ve had 3 others. But I’m only giving it 4 stars because the polished steel finish, which was nice and close to flawless, could have been just slightly better quality in my opinion. That said, the strainer looks, feels, and works great.

  29. Amazon Buyer

    Beautifully crafted and high quality

    I really like super high quality items. This strainer is beautifully crafted and of excellent quality. The strainer spring loops are very close together, and when used with a shaker, even the tiniest ice shards are strained out. I use this with the “Piña Barware Stainless Steel Commercial Bar Boston Shaker Tin Set – 28oz. & 18oz.” set and it fits perfectly. This combination is terrific and makes a great impression on guests.

  30. Amazon Buyer

    Five Stars

    high quality for sure!

  31. Amazon Buyer

    love the tight coil on the strainer portion and the …

    Works well, love the tight coil on the strainer portion and the seamless thumb notch on the back. Heavy and well-made. When I need new bar tools, I will look at this company’s products first.

  32. Amazon Buyer

    Five Stars

    fantastic strainer good quality, came fast as expected.

  33. Amazon Buyer

    I love it!

    Superb quality and ease of use. Definitely worth the money.

  34. Amazon Buyer

    Five Stars

    Great Strainer that serves its purpose with flawless functionality and it’s damn right beautiful with a sturdy feel.

  35. Amazon Buyer

    great strainer! lightweight yet sturdy solid feel without overdoing …

    great strainer! lightweight yet sturdy solid feel without overdoing the overall size. Even the finger tab is angled to be more comfortable.

  36. Amazon Buyer

    Easy to use

    I love this strainer! It’s easy to use and feels like it’s a high quality product.

  37. Amazon Buyer

    Light and bulky.

    Overly large and bulky in dimensions but made of lighter metals. The spring was quite densely wound making it excellent as a strainer but the feel is light and not durable.

  38. Amazon Buyer

    Light and bulky.

    Overly large and bulky in dimensions but made of lighter metals. The spring was quite densely wound making it excellent as a strainer but the feel is light and not durable.

  39. Amazon Buyer

    An exceptionally well made strainer.

    I am really into cocktail making and all things food and drink. I’ve had a cocktail strainer for 15 years that has done a great job. I bought this Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer from Top Shelf Bar Supply for a friend who didn’t have a strainer. Not wanting to give my friend and inferior product, I took it out to examine it. Once I touched it I knew I wouldn’t be giving it away. I really like well-made products. The simpler the product often the more difficult it is to get it just right. They got this one right. The weight and feel are perfect and it strains flawlessly.

    One thing to note, the spring on the strainer is very tight so no ice chards get through at all. For most people, and generally for myself, this is ideal. You typically don’t want any ice chards in your drink. However, I sometimes do want ice chards in certain cocktails. So I’m keeping my old strainer but will be using this one 90% of the time.

  40. Amazon Buyer

    Like it

    Well worth the cost and best spring out there to filter ice and stuff.

  41. Amazon Buyer

    Great item. Good buy

    Great item, high quality. I need to perfect my technique to pour myself two drinks at once. I’m happy to practice some more. Great item.

  42. Amazon Buyer

    Four Stars


  43. Amazon Buyer

    Quality construction. The size does not match well with …

    Quality construction. The size does not match well with my Boston Shakers.

  44. Amazon Buyer

    Takes the strain out of straining

    I really regret not investing in a good-quality strainer before now. I bought this with the Top Shelf weighted Boston shaker and they work beautifully together. Not even the tiniest chip of ice from the shaker made it into the strained drink.

  45. Amazon Buyer

    The package came very quickly and was wrapped nicely. I used the strainer that night for a …

    The package came very quickly and was wrapped nicely. I used the strainer that night for a dinner party and it works flawlessly. The construction of the strainer is very high quality and I highly recommend adding this to your bar supply.

  46. Amazon Buyer

    Comparable to Koriko for less

    Seems top quality. Dense spring is better at filtering ice, seems comparable to Koriko from Cocktail Kingdom but less expensive and free shipping.

  47. Amazon Buyer

    Extremely well designed and high quality

    This cocktail strainer is very thoughtfully designed and is clearly high quality. The materials feel solid and the fit is great both in the hand and in all of the shakers we have tried it in. A really beautiful piece and great price.

  48. Amazon Buyer


    In a word- perfect. The weight, the balance, the overall design and construction make this the best Hawthorne Strainer I’ve ever used. I summarily tossed my other ones and I am ordering more of these! The difference is evident, but also in the details you might overlook- The way it sits on the mixing vessel is great. The spring is tighter than most. The slots and holes are well placed and have produced drip-free cocktails, one after another after another… Top Shelf Bar Products- you have a new fan!!!

  49. Amazon Buyer

    Why did I wait so long?

    I decided that if I’m going to enjoy shaken margaritas every once in a while, it would be fun to make a big production out of it. So I got the proper glasses, got the fruit reamer, got the jigger, got the Boston shaker. But it didn’t all come together until I finally thought to get the damn strainer. Otherwise, why bother if you’re going to drip and dribble everywhere and plop little ice shards into your perfectly frosted and salted glasses?

    Not having a good strainer is like wearing your gym sneakers with a ballgown, I decided (and I’ve done that, too).

  50. Amazon Buyer

    The Best of the Best

    Hands down, best cocktail strainer ever used. Have been in industry for 20+ years and have used all the generic strainers restaurants usually provide, this is NOT a generic strainer! There is quality and craftsmanship with this product, both functionality and aesthetically. Every detail to build this simple bartending tool has been carefully re-examined, designed and produced. I tell my other bartenders to back off and get your own, ha! Didn’t realize this company has other product lines with same attention to detail and quality. If you’re looking for the best, look no more. Very very happy I found this product and Top Shelf Bar Supply :0)

  51. Amazon Buyer

    The best strainer I’ve tried yet

    The best strainer I’ve tried yet, far better than store brands like oxo. The super fine spring allows you to strain even the tiny shards of ice – no more double straining unless you’re just being especially particular (which sometimes I am…)

    As an extra bonus the design makes it effortless to split your pour into two even streams for making multiple drinks with extra flair.

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