bar starter kit

Start mixing with these eleven basic bartending tools. Choose stainless steel items when possible – they are durable and easy to clean.

  • Boston shaker
  • jigger (with measurements)
  • mixing glass
  • mixing bar spoon
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Julep strainer
  • fine mesh strainer
  • muddler
  • ice cube trays
  • cocktail glasses
  • cocktail picks (for garnishes)

What makes drinks stand out are the quality and freshness of ingredients. To make your fruit juices and blends, garnishes, and infused syrups from scratch, make sure to keep these simple kitchen tools handy:

  • hand juicer
  • peeler
  • channel knife
  • zester
  • grater
  • small blender
  • mortar and pestle (to grind whole spices)
  • herb keeper (to preserve your herb bunches longer)
  • mason jars (to store juices and syrups in the fridge)