How to Stock a Party-Ready Bar
Check out our list of successful bar essentials, ranging from tools for creating amazing cocktails to recommendations on outstanding spirits, mixers, and garnishes.
The first step in designing any bar is acquiring the proper tools for mixing. We suggest selecting an all-in-one stainless steel kit, which has a timeless, classic appearance that will never go out of style. Best of all, it can be thrown in the dishwasher. Make sure the kit contains the following: a shaker, jigger, strainer, bar knife, zester, bottle opener, and long bar spoon.
Bartender Tip: Look for a cobbler-style shaker. A cobbler shaker has a built-in strainer. A Boston shaker requires a pint glass and separate strainer.
Stainless Steel Bar Set
Available at Williams-Sonoma