Whether you’re serving up a signature drink or sticking to classic cocktails at your holiday gathering, you’ll need some bar tools to make sure everything is measured and mixed to perfection. There is a list of things that can go wrong with a drink: too strong, too weak, too sweet, watered down, etc. With the right gadgets and perhaps a recipe book, you can skip the drinks that make faces pucker. Your well-made cocktails will be the hit of the party!
If you’re new to mixing cocktails and want to start off with the basics, this gift set (Williams-Sonoma, $119) is perfect. Plus, it comes with a book that’s full of winter cocktail recipes.
The Bar10der (Fab.com, $29.99) is the Swiss Army Knife of cocktail tools. It comes with everything you need to open, slice, stir, and pour your way to a tasty drink.
This double-sided jigger (Williams-Sonoma, $8.95) ensures that your cocktails have just the right amount of alcohol.
Whiskey drinkers will appreciate these whiskey stones (Teroforma, $17.50), which cool down your drink without making it watery.
The cocktail shaker (Pottery Barn, $25) is a must for any home bar. It’s as simple as shake and pour!