Great quality equipment and ingredients are a prerequisite for great quality drinks. Our curated professional shaken cocktail set helps to provide a strong platform to execute delicious libations. Our shaken cocktail kit includes a curated set of best practice cocktail tools and equipment.
Our stainless steel shaken cocktail set includes:
More details on each piece of equipment included is below.
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)|
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 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”)|
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.