Between cocktail classes and virtual happy hours, I have discovered that I really have been lacking in some of the basic bar supplies I really need. I did some digging and found some items that have made a big difference for me.
The right glasses are key.
You can’t sip a martini from a tumbler and a Moscow mule the same when it is consumed from a beer glass. Here are some of the most haves in glass ware to get your bar started.
JoyJolt 4-Piece Afina Cocktail Glasses Set, Martini Glasses- 8-Ounces
Libbey Vina Martini Glasses, Set of 6
Epure Firenze Collection 4 Piece Margarita Glass Set (Margarita Glass (10 oz))
Moscow Mule Copper Mugs with 4 Straws and Shot Glass
Whiskey Glasses-Premium 11 OZ Scotch Glasses Set of 6
Shake, shake, shake – shake your shaker.
Whether you are making a martini or mixing a cocktail, it is important to have a great shaker. I like this three-piece set because it comes with a measuring jigger and mixing spoon.
Muddle through it.
If you are combining fruits or herbs with other ingredients, you will want to gently mash them with a muddler. I like both the stainless steel and wood versions.
You can never go wrong with a full bar tools set. I like this one because it has 14 pieces with things you might not even realize you use until you actually have one.