Easier to separate, easier to clean, and beloved by professional bartenders, the Boston Shaker takes a little practice to master but is worth the effort. Choose shaker tins that are weighted at the base for smoother shaking and even distribution, with thin walls for a tight seal.
The classic three-part Cobbler shaker is ideal for beginners. With a built-in strainer and a cap that doubles as a jigger, it’s the perfect cocktail shaker for anyone who wants to keep their home bar simple and straightforward.
A stainless steel shaker tin is one of the most versatile bar tools. Combine it with another shaker tin and a Hawthorne strainer to create a Boston shaker, or use it as a mixing glass for strong cocktails that are better stirred than shaken.
Whether paired with a mixing glass or Boston shaker, our Hawthorne strainer is a bartender’s dream. The tight coiled spring filters out even tiny particles of ice, herbs, or citrus, while the twin channels allow for split pours. It even fits both large and small glasses.
The Julep strainer is a piece of barware history. The oldest form of cocktail strainer, this simple perforated bar tool helped julep-drinkers keep ice and muddled herbs in the glass while they sipped, and when juleps fell out of favor, bartenders began using the julep cocktail strainer to strain newfangled drinks such as Manhattans and Martinis. Anyone who appreciates vintage cocktail tools will love a julep strainer, and it’s easier to clean than a Hawthorne strainer.
Precision is key when it comes to mixology, and a Japanese-style double-sided jigger is designed to ensure perfect ratios. The elongated style makes for a smooth pour, while the 1 oz. and 2 oz. measures have interior markings at 1.5, 0.75 and 0.5 oz. Other variations on the double jigger include the Canterbury Jigger with its rounded silhouette or a modern double jigger with a sleek, contemporary design.
This vintage style jigger has a stepped design that makes it easy to gauge quarter measures accurately. Each step represents a half ounce, making this old fashioned jigger both stylish and useful.
A good sturdy muddler is essential if you enjoy a Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, Caiparinha, or any type of Smash. Choose a classic wooden muddler or opt for a stainless steel design for easy cleaning. Some styles even include teeth at the base for properly smashing tougher fruits, spices, or sugar cubes.
Ice Sphere Mold
If you like the look and experience of an ice sphere in your whiskey or Old Fashioned but don’t want to carve a sphere every time you make a cocktail, use an ice mold to make a perfectly spherical ice cube without the hassle. Explore other novelty ice cube shapes for an easy way to make a drink even more striking.
Designed to carve out perfect slivers of citrus peel for garnishes, a citrus peeler is a versatile addition to your collection of garnishing tools. Look for broad blades for wide garnishes, or delicate channel knives if you prefer a dainty look.
Perfect for skewering fruit garnishes for tropical tiki cocktails or stuffed olives in a dirty martini, cocktail picks take your drink to the next level.