A few weeks into the first 2020 lockdown, we got tired of wine and decided this was the perfect time to master the art of cocktail making.
We quickly dived head-first into the world of cocktails and now I’m low-key bougie about my drinks. Hey, I love being an at-home bartender.
And it’s not that hard, you just need a few of the right cocktail tools to help you elevate your happy hours. These are all the fancy smanchy bar tools I love and use!
10 Cocktail Tools To Level Up Your Happy Hour
Aka the thing you measure out oz of pours! It's time to upgrade from a shot class (you're not 19 anymore). Jiggers are two-sided with a 1oz side and a 1.5 oz side to make it easy to quickly mix a cocktail. I've spent the last few years looking for an antique jigger at every antique store I come across but haven't found THE ONE yet. In the meantime, I use a classic Japanese style jigger in our kitchen.
If you are serious about home bartending you need at the minimum Angostura bitters.These bitters are used in countless cocktail recipes and they last forever. But having a collection of bitters is going to instantly take your cocktail mixing game to the next level. We have mint bitters, orange bitters, rhubarb bitters, chocolate bitters, lavender bitters (the list goes on)!
With these tools, you’ll be the cocktail connoisseur for friends and family.
What bar tools can you not live without? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out our cocktail recipes! We add new ones regularly!