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Cocktail Bartender Tools

Nov 2015

In the world of cocktail making you can use a lot of different tools to create/make one of those killer drinks.

But there are some fundamentals that you need in order to achieve the best results for the drink you want to create/make. Every cocktail has its very own recipe and every recipe asks for its very own way to be made a certain way. This also also goes for the bartender’s tools.  As a bartender you need to know what tool to use for which cocktail and also how to use these tools. There are various kinds of tools but the following 6 types can be used to make almost every cocktail: 

1. Muddler 
A kind of pestle, designed to crush fruits and herbs, releasing aromaticoils and flavors. 2. This is a small measuring cup to measure ingredients, per ml or pershot. 1 shot = 30ml 
3. Shaker 
This is used to mix ingredients with one another. The shaker can beeither a 3-part metal (‘cobbler’) shaker with a built-in strainer or a 2-partglass-and-metal (‘Boston’) shaker, which requires a Hawthorn strainer (seebelow). 

4. Barspoon 
A long-handled bar spoon is highly convenient for stirring. 1 bar spoon = 1 teaspoon = 5 ml. 
5. Hawthorn Strainer 
A strainer (or bar sieve) prevents the ice from coming out of the shakeras the cocktail is poured into the glass. The Hawthorn strainer is the most frequently used variety and is usedtogether with a Boston shaker. 

6. Fine Strainer
A fine strainer is actually a tea strainer or a fine sieve. If a drinkis ‘double strained’ then it has been sieved twice; once with a Hawthornstrainer and then with a fine sieve. Consequently, the smallest pieces of fruitpulp and ice slivers are removed.

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