High-ticket retailer Neiman Marcus is known for its over-the-top fantasy holiday gifts. This year’s selection includes a little something for the well-heeled mixologist: the Tanqueray No. Ten Imperial Shaker. Created by spirits industry luminary Jason Crawley, the 5-foot-tall cocktail apparatus is made of brass, solid silver and cast iron, and weighs more than 280 pounds.
The Imperial Shaker’s design was inspired by a 19th century line drawing. Crawley aimed to recreate the illustration and produce a drink-shaking machine that is functional, historically significant and authentic. There’s a little branding thrown in: It’s topped with four shakers modeled after Tanqueray No. Ten bottles. The price? $35,000.
If you do spring for the Imperial Shaker, it comes with a one-year supply of Tanqueray No. Ten (not to exceed four cases, however), as well as a personal cocktail educa- tion session for up to 20 guests with Tanqueray’s national brand ambassador, Rachel Ford.
And with every purchase of the Tanqueray No. Ten Imperial Shaker, Neiman Marcus will donate $5,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation dedicated to supporting youth arts education in communities around the country.