Upgrade Your Home Bar
By Mik Hyldebrandt
Shaken and stirred greatness for your crafty cocktail game at home. Get ready to wow your guests with these items for individual cocktails with a personal touch.
The standard shaker has a jigger cap for measuring, but if you want to show your advancement at the bar, go for a shaker tin.
Elyx Copper Cocktail Shaker, $69
Oxo Steel Cocktail Shaker, $30
Some drinks are better stirred and not shaken – like a Negroni or gimlet. An elegant mixing glass with a classic teardrop bar spoon will have you looking like a pro.
Spill-Stop Mixing Glass, $54
CB2 Brushed Gold Bar Spoon, $9
For Martinis or drinks with fruit where you don’t want ice or fruit in the glass, you need a strainer. And to get the flavors of the fruit or mint, smash them good with a muddler!
Houdini Deluxe Strainer, $8
AHeirloom Muddler, $29
Add a precise dash and swanky style with a dedicated bitter bottle with a splasher, and impress those who like to sip their alcohol with the sphere ice ‘cubes.’
Silicone Ice Sphere Molds, 2pcs, $13
Urban Bar Bitters Bottle, $20