7 Essential Home Bar Tools to Make Cocktails Like a Pro
Want to make cocktails at home, here are a few essential items.
There are many different shapes and styles, but they’re all designed to do the same thing – rigorously shake ingredients and ice together. So which should you choose?
02. Mixing Vessels
The mixing jug is a different proposition to the cocktail shaker. With the shaker, there’s a real difference between what you can make work when you’re at home without a specialist shaker to hand (we’ve listed a number of them here). However, you wouldn’t pick a swing top jar to work an 8 hour shift behind a busy bar.
When it comes to choosing a mixing jug though, the line is very much blurred between what you can repurpose at home and what you might buy from a professional equipment supplier.
So, here’s our take on what you’ll want to equip yourself with!
If you’re not actually working behind a bar, then speed is not vital, so you can use whatever measuring device you have to hand that works for you.
Every recipe is simply a ratio of different ingredients. The ratio of these parts is all that matters, not the format in which you measure these units.
Therefore, even though measuring ingredients is absolutely vital… a jigger is probably the last thing you need to worry about in terms of getting your hands on professional equipment.
04. Bar Spoons
It’s arguably the most important piece of equipment in your tool kit and yet, do you even need one? It’s a controversial question on the surface of it, however, when you really think about it…you do have choices.
The reality is, any professional bartender is going to have a bar spoon to hand at any moment, and that’s because they do so many different little jobs. Let’s break down those different jobs and see what the options are.
There are three key types of strainer you need…well, you can get away with just two, but you’re going to want all three.
Each one has a different role when it comes to straining, depending on the drinks-making technique and ingredients being used. Texture is really important in any cocktail, and the humble strainer makes a huge impact on both the texture and look of the final drink.
So, here’s what you need to know!
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