Cocktail Equipment

To make great drinks at home, you’ll need a few key pieces of cocktail equipment.

You don’t need to get everything at once, and we’ll even show you how to make use of items in your kitchen if you’re caught without a piece you need. With the right knowledge, you can make anything work. Here’s our guide to your essential cocktail tools.


We say ‘Glassware’ and yet drinks are served in many different vessels, especially these days. What it’s made from, how thick it is, the shape and size, will all have an impact on the drink itself. So, making the best out of what you can get your hands on is vital, and we wholeheartedly encourage you to get creative!


Shaker, stirring vessel, measuring device, strainer, knife. Read our Guide for a more comprehensive list and understanding

A basic cocktail kit should contain a shaker, stirring vessel, measuring device (jigger), strainer and a knife

Beyond the basic cocktail kit we have mentioned including shaker’s, stirring vessel’s, measuring device (jigger), strainers and a knifes. You would likely need a waiters friend (corkscrew), a juicer, fridge and freezer, ice scoop, linen cleaning clothes, equipment to thoroughly clean. There are many more items, but you should be able to create a large number of drinks with these mixed drinks tools.

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