Great quality equipment and ingredients are a prerequisite for great quality drinks. Our curated professional mixology bartender kit helps to provide a strong platform to execute delicious libations and a jump off point for creative experimentation with different drink flavour combinations.
The highlights of our mixologist kit includes:
A “free pour” refers to the style of pouring spirits or ingredients directly into a glass (mixing or otherwise). When free pouring it is difficult to achieve consistency for three reasons:
To help ensure drinks are made consistently tasty these need to be measured by volume. Measuring also allows you to more efficiently create new recipes or improve on existing ones.
The tool used often in cooking to properly measure ingredients would be measuring spoons or cups, and the cocktail equivalent tool is a measured jigger. A measured jigger is a mission critical tool for a cocktail starter set.
We selected the Barfly M37005 as our jigger of choice to help make the best bartender kit because of these benefits:
|Capacity||30 – 60 ml (1 – 2oz)|
|Internal Marking Lines||7.5ml, 15ml, 22.5ml, 30ml, 45ml (1⁄4, 1⁄2, 3⁄4, 1 1⁄2 oz)|
For stirred drinks the vessel which it is created in has a large impact on the finished cocktail.
We selected a Japanese-style mixing glass as a preferred choice to help make the best cocktail set because of these benefits:
Glass is a great insulator allowing it to retain its cold temperature well, however because of this attribute it takes a long time to get cold. For this reason you must always pre-chill your mixing glasses in the freezer or with ice and water before use.
|Height||15.2 cm (6“)|
|Bottom Diameter||8.9 cm (3.5”)|
|Top Diameter||11.4 cm (4”)|
|Capacity||717 ml (24.25 oz)|
The julep strainer was originally crafted in the mid 1800s to hold back the crushed ice while enjoying a classic mint julep cocktail in a Julep tin cup.
We selected the julep strainer as the preferred choice of strainer for our curated stirred cocktail tool set because it fits nicely in a mixing glass, holding back the ice as its tiny holes allow the liquid to pass through evenly and quickly to help avoid air bubbles to maintain that silky texture.
|Length||15.6 cm (6 1/8“)|
|Handle Length||7.6 cm (3” )|
|Strainer Length||8.3 cm (3 1/4“)|
|Strainer Width||5.9 cm (2 15/16”)|
A great bar spoon allows you to stir quickly and smoothly without adding air bubbles to the drink to ensure a silky smooth mouthfeel.
Our long-handled Japanese-style barspoon was selected as the preferred choice to help make the best bar tools set because of these benefits:
|Length||40 cm (15.75”)|
|Spoon Bowl Size||5 ml (1 teaspoon)|
A good quality shaker is a critical piece of equipment for a cocktail mixer set. The 18 and 28 oz weighted stainless steel shaker tins were selected as the preferred choice to help make the best mixology set for these benefits:
|Height||12.7 cm (5”) and 17.8 cm (7”)|
|Capacity||532 ml (18 oz) and 828 ml (28 oz)|
The Hawthorne strainer goes back to the year 1892, when a patent was issued to its inventor, William Wright, and Dennis P. Sullivan, who owned Boston’s Hawthorne Café.
Our hawthorne strainer features bilateral slots that can direct the flow of liquid into two streams allowing you to make two drinks at once. It also features a vertical tab that allows you to adjust the flow of the liquid as you pour.
This tool is a necessity for a home bartender kit.
|Length||15.2 cm (6”)|
|Width||12.1 cm (4 ¾”)|
To maintain a silky smooth mouth feel a shaken cocktail requires a two stage straining process to eliminate small chips of ice, and any other tiny particles from ingredients such as muddled fruit and herbs. We include a stainless steel fine mesh strainer to eliminate these smaller particles.
Another benefit of the fine mesh strainer is that it helps to aerate the head of the cocktail more when used in combination with the hawthorne strainer.
A key tool for old fashioned cocktail garnish preparation. This peeler features a durable stainless steel construction sure to provide long-lasting use. The ergonomically designed handle features a soft non-slip grip to ensure comfort and safety during use.
|Length||14.6 cm (5 3/4”)|
|Width||7 cm (2 3/4”)|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel|
Great for extracting flavour from fruits and herbs for your cocktail. Simply place your herbs or fruit in the bottom of your glass or mixing glass with other drink ingredients, and use the head of this muddler to mash the herbs until their flavours are extracted into the perfect cocktail!
Made of extremely durable polycarbonate, this heavyweight muddler will not splinter or break down like a wooden muddler.
|Length||20.3 cm (8”)|
This serrated bar knife from Mercer Culinary is great for slicing through fruits, vegetables, and herbs for use in your cocktail.
|Length||21cm (8 1/4”)|
|Blade||High Carbon Stainless Steel|
This citrus zester is the perfect choice for cocktails that call for the zest of lemons, limes, or oranges. Create unique cocktail garnishes and add citrus aroma.
|Length||14.3 cm (5 5/8”)|
Cocktail syrups are an important modifier of flavours, and are often key to create balance of the eight tastes of cocktail making including: boozy, sweet, sour, bitter, salty, astringent, umami, and perceived temperature.
This cocktail syrup collection contains a curated selection of the 25 most important cocktail syrups and is a must have for a home bar setup!
|1. Agave Syrup
2. Apple Syrup
3. Blackberry Syrup
4. Blackcurrant Syrup
5. Blue Curaçao Syrup
6. Blueberry Syrup
7. Cane Syrup
8. Cherry Syrup
9. Elderflower Syrup
10. Grenadine Syrup
11. Hibiscus Syrup
12. Honey Syrup
13. Lavender Syrup
|14. Lychee Syrup
15. Mango Syrup
16. Maple Syrup
17. Orgeat Syrup
18. Passion Fruit Syrup
19. Peach Syrup
20. Pomegranate Syrup
21. Raspberry Syrup
22. Rose Syrup
23. Strawberry Syrup
24. Vanilla Syrup
25. Watermelon Syrup
|Number of Syrups||25|
|Syrup Bottle Size||60ml (2 oz).|
|Number Of Cocktails||The 25 experimental size syrup set (60 ml / 2oz) makes between 100 and 200 cocktails.|
|Storage||Refrigeration is not required after opening. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.|
What is food without spices? Bitters are a bartenders spice rack. In addition to their own flavours, they reveal and bind unexpected flavours from other ingredients in a cocktail.
Bitters can also impact the drinks aroma by using on top of a sour type cocktail or directly onto a garnish such as citrus or mint.
Angostura bitters are considered a binding bitter, which acts to connect disparate ingredients.
|Colour||Reddish brown in hue.|
|Nose||Aromatic bouquet of herbs, fruits, and spices.|
|Palate||A distinct cardamom note.|
Another type of bitters is considered a lifting bitter which acts to heighten and brighten similar flavours in a drink.
Orange Angostura bitters heightens orange notes that may be present in the drink. These bitters are a blend of tropical oranges and spices.
|Nose||Orange rounded off with a combination of aromatic spices.|
|Palate||Blend of sweet and bitter notes with an array of spicy citrus notes, ending with an astringent mouthfeel.|
The amount of ice that melts in a length of time is proportional to how much heat is transferred into the ice. The heat transferred into the ice is directly proportional to the surface area exposed to the environment. A larger ice cube has less surface area proportionally to its volume than a smaller cube, so therefore it melts much more slowly.
Due to the aforementioned we offer a large cocktail cube ice tray for our set to help make good quality ice for a home cocktail bar cart.
A silicone large cube tray was selected as the preferred choice for our set for these benefits:
Cold water has more trapped gasses than hot water, so to help improve the clarity of and density of your ice we recommend using hot water to fill the tray. Ice with lots of air bubbles will break down more rapidly while making or enjoying a drink which may lead to over dilution of the drink flavours.
We also recommend avoiding stacking ice cube trays on top of each other while in the freezer. The trays in the middle produce cloudy ice because they freeze almost equally from all sides trapping the most impurities and air bubbles from gases.
|Number Of Cubes||15 Cubes|
|Cube Size||1.25” Square Size|
For our mixology bartender kit we do delivery across Canada. You can schedule your order to arrive on a specific date at checkout. For any deliveries outside Ontario please select the custom delivery quote option at check out, and we will provide you a delivery quote using Canada Post. Please note cocktail kit delivery with liquor is only available in Ontario.
For orders placed before 5pm, we offer next day delivery through our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding cities below in Ontario including:
Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Guelph, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King City, Kitchener, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York), Vaughan, Waterloo, Whitby, Woodbridge.
Currently our professional bartender kit is not available on Amazon.