Equipment

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Everything you'll need to get the party started.

Step into any established cocktail bar and have a peek behind the stick and there will always be a host of unusual gadgets and devices all employed in the art of making A- Bloody-Good-Drink. Very often, many of these pieces are an extravagance, unnecessary tools in the ever expanding arsenal of the modern bartender. Most bartenders will argue to the death in defense of their Alessi shaker or custom-made ice molds, however much of the equipment we actually use daily can be found in most good kitchen supply stores. Whilst I would not dream of denying the superiority of an Alessi, or doubt the validity of bespoke ice, here are some of the basics that none of us could really do without

This is a handy device for crushing soft fruit and herbs. Resembling a miniature rolling pin…
Shakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and uses. Some are useful for making your bar or home bar look interesting and pretty…
Part one of a two-part, or Boston Shaker kit, the Boston Tin resembles a milkshake can and is generally made from polished stainless steel…
Resembling a British pint glass, the sturdy mixing glass is an essential piece of kit…
Keep them sharp and clean.
Hawthorn, the original manufacturer of this style of cocktail strainer, now no longer exists, however the name remains…
Ice
While it may not be an immediately obvious piece of "equipment", no self-respecting cocktail bar, or home bar for that matter, could …
The most expensive piece of equipment in the basic bartending tool kit, the blender is the route to all things frozen…
A bar spoon has an elongated handle with a twisted middle section. These spoons have either a flat disk end or rounded end…
These are useful devices for fishing out that cocktail garnish at the bottom of your martini glass. Using your fingers is not allowed…
Essential if you have followed the advice above. And always remember, a clean board is a happy board.
Straws are handy little chaps for checking the balance of a cocktail before pouring and serving it…
Always use a measure to ensure consistent balance for the cocktails you create…
This is fussy mother of the bartending tool kit, always there to mop up spills, clean fingers, wipe a sweaty brow…