Little is more fun than igniting an interest in craft cocktail making and stocking your bar accordingly. Even better than that? Waking your friends up to the pastime and then gifting them with the best in the barware game. To handle any request that comes your way, you'll need a variety of tools—from glassware to jiggers to ice molds and more. And it doesn't all have to be stuffy or expensive to do the trick, either. We've sourced tools with a sense of humor as well as barware that will earn "oohs" and "ahhs" from guests. Cheers!
September 12, 2017
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Kate Spade New York Two of a Kind "Less/More" Jigger
BEST FOR: Injecting a shot of humor to your otherwise sophisticated bar cart
LOVED FOR: Cheekily measure out cocktails for your guests. Who gets more, who gets less? They'll just have to play their cards right.
Cresimo 10-Inch Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon with Cocktail Recipes
BEST FOR: Muddling citrus fruits, herbs, and anything else you might like to make a lip smacking cocktail.
USERS SAID: "I am an avid Mojito fan, and grow my own mint and basil for various beverages. This makes short work of the muddling process without obliterating the leaves into tiny bits (which is incredibly annoying). The "big 10 inch" is great for use with larger glasses and provides better leverage for pressing whatever leaves you use to flavor your drinks!"
Apothic, Barefoot and Dark Horse Limited Release Rosé Wine Mixed Pack, 3 x 750mL
BEST FOR: A tasting party! Compare and contrast the three different rosés in this mixed pack.
LOVED FOR: Sometimes running to the liquor store is too much of a chore. But having it delivered? Now we're talking.
Quiseen Set of 9 Grey Beverage Chilling Stones
BEST FOR: Cooling your liquor without diluting it down
USERS SAID: "[These] stones are wonderful, they keep the flavor under a chill temperature, that means a unique experience on your taste, this product is 100% recommend, just keep clean on your fridge and it will ready for all drinks."
Advanced Mixology 16-Ounce Set of 2 Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
LOVED FOR: A classy copper mug never has—and never will—go out of style.
USERS SAID: "Exceeded my expectations!! Now my Moscow Mule is authentic and cold until the very last drop and I am a slow drinker. I like the fact that it is made by a company based in the US and they believe integrity is the base of their business."
Eric Prum and Josh Williams Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails by Eric Prum and Josh Williams
BEST FOR: The at-home, down to earth mixologist.
LOVED FOR: Keeping it simple—the authors are responsible for transforming the quotidian Mason Jar into a proper cocktail shaker.
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co The Tonic Trio
BEST FOR: You never knew what your tonic was missing until you try these small batch beverage ingredients.
USERS SAID: "I am now a tonic snob. Pricey but well worth the money for a great cocktail. It has no high fructose corn syrup. I use plain club soda with this concentrate tonic to make a tasty cocktail. You will not be disappointed."
Cresimo 24-Ounce Stainless Steel Martini Cocktail Shaker and Jigger with Cocktail Recipes EBook
LOVED FOR: Here's your one-stop martini-making shop.
BEST FOR: Talk about value. In this set, you'll get a steel martini cocktail shaker, bar spoon, and jigger—plus a recipe book to boot!
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