Now that we have the spirits part squared away, let’s move on to the equipment! After all, a workman is only as good as his tools and that’s true for a bartender too.
As mentioned in our spirits post, this list is based on our personal opinion. Feel free to modify and add tools you need. Shoot us some recommendations of your own. We have based our suggestions on tools that we use ourselves. They may not be the shiniest but most of them have stood the test of time and constant use.
There are several different ways to make a cocktail, such as shaking, stirring, throwing and building.
For shaking, we recommend a tin on tin shaker set. It is simple, easy to use and just about large enough for making two drinks. For the value minded, a pint glass and tin shaker works just as well. It is a bit heavier than the tin on tin but the glass also gives you a vessel to stir your cocktails in.
We suggest the Naranja Cocktail Shaker Weighted Mixing Tins Set (Large & Small)
OR an Anchor Hocking Pint Mixing Glass – Rim Tempered – 16 Oz, (1) paired with the larger tin of the Naranja.
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