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Top 10 Bartender Kits 2017

Whether or not you’re a newbie mixologist or a professional liquids caterer, you may discover this kind of bartender kits best for sprucing and making less difficult your cocktail-blending craft. They’re a huge hit at events and beneficial to stash in the back of your home bar, plus they arrive in a ramification of designs for unique ability tiers at prices in order to meet a range of budgets.

Mixology Bartender Kit: 12-Piece Bar Set For an Awesome Drink Mixing Experience - Bartending Bar Tools w/Large Capacity Cocktail Shaker - Bonus: 1- Gorgeous Recipe Catalog 2- Premium Cocktail PicksBartending Kit: Premium Boston Shaker Barware Set | Bar Set Includes Bar Kit Supplies and Bartender Tools for Professional Drink MixingPremium 14 Piece Bar Set Cocktail Drink Shaker Kit by Bar Brat ™ / Free 110 Cocktail Recipes (Ebook) Included / Make Any Drink With This Bartender KitElite Cocktail Shaker Set Bartender Kit by BARILLIO: 24 oz Stainless Steel Martini Mixer, Muddler, Mixing Spoon, jigger, 2 liquor pourers, Velvet Bag, Recipes Booklet & eBookTiger Chef 14-piece Stainless Steel Bar Set and Cocktail Making Set Includes Bar Tools and Accessories (14 Piece Set, Red)Premium 10 Piece Cocktail Shaker / Martini Bartender Kit | Stainless Steel Bar Tool Gift Set - w/ Ice Bucket & Tongs, Rotating Glass Rimmer, Double Measuring Jigger, Muddler, Bottle Opener & Mix SpoonProfessional Cocktail Shaker Bar Set by MIXOLOGIST WORLD - Bartender Tools Accessories - 24oz Martini Kit Built-in Strainer with Double Jigger and Mixing Spoon 18 Drink Recipes Home Party Guide BookLibbey® 9-Piece Cocktails Mixologist Set comes in Glasses and muddler are dishwasher safeHome Cocktail Bar Set by Naava - Stainless Steel 10 Piece Mixology Tool Kit - With Bartender's Professional Shaker, Strainer, Jigger, Liquor Pourers and More - Attractive Gift Box and 100% GuaranteeOggi Pro Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cocktail Shaker and Bar Tool Set

Style You Can Use: The Bartender Kit

A home bar serves as a focal point of many interiors. In a home with a dining room, the bar can set the tone for the rest of the dining space. In an apartment or a house with a larger, open floor plan, the bar can define a portion of the living area, serving both as a useful station for mixing drinks and as an aesthetically pleasing fixture to be admired by resident and visitor alike.

Having a few bottles of liquor and some mixers lined up is a fine first step toward stocking your home bar, but that sideboard or shelf is really nothing more than a storage spot for bottles until you have a superlative bartender kit perched there as well. Bartender kits are designed to be functional but are often enough chosen more based on aesthetics than on mechanics. If you want a set of mixing tools adorning your home bar even though you don't foresee them being used often, you need only spend around fifteen dollars for a fine-looking kit. If you want to actually use your set to make great drinks, then consider more than mere looks.

Simply put, a bartender kit consists of the tools needed to conveniently prepare cocktails that involve more than one ingredient. At the most basic end of the equation, a bartender's set will include a cocktail shaker, a bottle opener, a corkscrew, and a usually a long-handled spoon. The shaker serves to rapidly mix and chill drinks and is the most important piece of equipment in the set.

Many cocktail shakers feature three pieces, a large reservoir that holds up to twenty ounces of fluid, an upper portion featuring a built-in strainer, and a top that covers the strainer during shaking and which can also be used to measure an ounce or two of liquid. If you are relatively new to mixing drinks, look for a kit with just such a shaker and consider choosing a set based on this component. All the rest of accessories, while often useful and enjoyable to use, are secondary. Look, though, for a muddler, a jigger for measuring one or two ounces, and a set of tongs.

While this might at first seem counterintuitive, in fact, the more experienced a person is at mixing drinks, the more basic a bartender kit can be while still adequately meeting his or her mixology needs. That's so because the seasoned bartender has an innate sense of beverage measurements and proportions and can easily muddle, shake, stir, or pour a great drink with minimal hardware required. (You will usually see a skilled bartender pour a beverage out of a shaker using a slim gap between the shaker and mixing glass, not using a strainer, for example.) While a relative amateur on the cocktail scene will benefit from a fuller range of tools and from clearly indicated measurement markers (if not an outright guide to making certain drinks), a seasoned barman or barmaid needs only a few simple implements to create dazzling drinks. Keep that notion in mind when considering a bartender kit as a gift or for your own possession, especially if you plan to master the art of mixology. The more experience you gain, the fewer tools you may use.

Finally, consider whether or not you may bring your bartender kit on the road, whether to help you serve drinks at an event or simply when you and your friends rent a ski lodge for a weekend. A bar tool set designed for travel that comes with its own organizational and protective case means an extra initial cost, but great convenience when you're away from home.

The Other Accessories Your Home Bar Needs


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Your home bar is complete once you have a great bartender kit and a few fine bottles of liquor and mixers. But to make your home bar replete, add a few more accessories.

As most cocktails call for preparation using and/or serving over ice, it's a good idea to get an ice bucket that will complement your mixing tools. Some ice buckets are designed to chill bottles, others are purely for storing ice, while a few can do both. Make sure to select the type of ice vessel that meets your needs best.

If you often serve wine alongside those cocktails, then a good wine decanter can not only make the presentation more striking but can also help aerate red wines, enhancing their flavor. And for the true connoisseur of beverages, consider investing in a wine fridge. These functional and often elegant units can keep your prized bottles of wine preserved at just the right temperature and can even serve as the platform on which you set up your home bar.

Three Crucial Cocktails


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Anyone who truly appreciates a great cocktail will appreciate a fine martini. To make the perfect traditional martini, start with a fine gin. Mix one part dry vermouth with six parts gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake things up for a minute and then strain the liquid into a glass (ideal a chilled martini glass). Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon peel and enjoy the classic.

Arguably the first real cocktail is the drink known fittingly enough today as an Old Fashioned. To prepare an Old Fashioned, first add a few dashes of Angostura bitters to a glass with a sugar cube (or a small scoop of sugar if need be). Then add a spoonful of water and mix the sugar and bitters around until dissolved and mixed. Now pour in about two ounces of bourbon or rye and a few large ice cubes. Stir well, add a large slice of orange or lemon (or both), stir again, and serve.

The Cosmopolitan is a deceptively easy cocktail to make, and one that is enjoyed by people all over the globe, likely because of how deceptively strong it is. A basic preparation of a Cosmopolitan calls for four parts vodka, two parts cranberry juice, two parts triple sec, and a hearty dash of fresh lime juice. Mix all the liquids together in a shaker filled with plenty of ice, shake well, and serve neat and cold over a slice (or wedge) of lime. Ideally, you will serve this tasty libation in a martini glass, though a wine glass serves if need be.


#10.Oggi Pro Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cocktail Shaker and Bar Tool Set


With innovative designs and contemporary finishes, Oggi’s kitchen, bar and bath wares are truly tomorrow’s house wares today. Oggi’s 10-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Set with Rectangular Stand is no exception. Black stand and cutting board. Stainless steel tools with black accents. Set includes a two-piece glass and stainless shaker set, double jigger, lemon/lime slicing knife, bottle cap lifter, cocktail strainer, stirrer, tongs, chopping board and a rectangular stand. Set is great for home bars and parties.


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#9.Home Cocktail Bar Set by Naava - Stainless Steel 10 Piece Mixology Tool Kit - With Bartender's Professional Shaker, Strainer, Jigger, Liquor Pourers and More - Attractive Gift Box and 100% Guarantee


With a few simple ingredients and a bit of practice, this set offers everything you need to make hundreds of different drinks, from pre-prohibition speakeasy classics like Daiquiris, Sazeracs, and Sidecars, to modern drinks like Espresso Martinis, Trinidad Fizzes, and Cosmopolitans.


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#8.Libbey® 9-Piece Cocktails Mixologist Set comes in Glasses and muddler are dishwasher safe


You'll have a blast being the cocktail superstar with this complete bar mixing set. Includes 20-oz. mixing glass, 2-oz. shot glass, stainless steel strainer, wooden muddler, stainless steel spoon, and 3-piece stainless steel shaker


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#7.Professional Cocktail Shaker Bar Set by MIXOLOGIST WORLD - Bartender Tools Accessories - 24oz Martini Kit Built-in Strainer with Double Jigger and Mixing Spoon 18 Drink Recipes Home Party Guide Book


Awesome purchase… I tried a lot of Cocktail Shaker Set and have tried a comparison in my review of all the shakers I have tried till date. One of the top-selling Cocktail Shakers are from the brand Mixologist World and then we have Cresimo, Vremi, and Bravo. Based on the reviews these companies seem to be the most preferred choice when it comes to a perfect cocktail shaker.


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#6.Premium 10 Piece Cocktail Shaker / Martini Bartender Kit | Stainless Steel Bar Tool Gift Set - w/ Ice Bucket & Tongs, Rotating Glass Rimmer, Double Measuring Jigger, Muddler, Bottle Opener & Mix Spoon


This sleek, stylish bar tool set comes with everything you need to make your favorite cocktails. Each piece is made out of durable stainless steel with contemporary black accents and a brushed finish.

Craft the perfect cocktail with Kitchen Gems Bar Tool Set - Not all cocktail shaker sets make it easy to mix the perfect Whiskey Sour, Manhattan, Tom Collins, Martini, Mai Tai or Sazerac. But Kitchen Gems Stainless Steel (10 Piece Set) Cocktail Shaker Bar Tool Set does!


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#5.Tiger Chef 14-piece Stainless Steel Bar Set and Cocktail Making Set Includes Bar Tools and Accessories (14 Piece Set, Red)


You need the right tools to make a great cocktail. Tiger Chef’s 14-piece Bar Utensil Set includes everything you need to create everything from old fashioned, mint juleps or trending artisanal cocktails. This 14 piece kit features high quality tools that are great for the professional at work or for any home bar.


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#4.Elite Cocktail Shaker Set Bartender Kit by BARILLIO: 24 oz Stainless Steel Martini Mixer, Muddler, Mixing Spoon, jigger, 2 liquor pourers, Velvet Bag, Recipes Booklet & eBook


So happy with this product! It has all the basics that I wanted. I don't have a large bar area, so this is perfect in that I can store all accessories in the pull-string bag they came in. I would definitely recommend this drink shaker set.

Also, the Barillio Company is so wonderful to deal with and has such a great product line.


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#3.Premium 14 Piece Bar Set Cocktail Drink Shaker Kit by Bar Brat ™ / Free 110 Cocktail Recipes (Ebook) Included / Make Any Drink With This Bartender Kit


This set is pretty much everything you need. It's sturdy and looks really nice. We bought this for an office party and the separate bartender we hired had no issues using these items. He washed everything a few times throughout the night, was doing some bar tricks, etc. and seemed to handle the set as if it was his own.


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#2.Bartending Kit: Premium Boston Shaker Barware Set | Bar Set Includes Bar Kit Supplies and Bartender Tools for Professional Drink Mixing


The NAUZone home bartending kit is exactly what I needed to set up a small bar in my condo. It has all the essential bar tools. The tools are of high quality. And the chrome and brushed aluminum look make them suitable for display on the bar even when I'm not using them. Excellent value. Highly recommend.


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#1.Mixology Bartender Kit: 12-Piece Bar Set For an Awesome Drink Mixing Experience - Bartending Bar Tools w/Large Capacity Cocktail Shaker - Bonus: 1- Gorgeous Recipe Catalog 2- Premium Cocktail Picks


Fantastic, high-quality bartender kit. Has everything you need to start mixing great drinks. Even better, however, was the exceptional customer service from Mixology&Craft. They made sure I was completely satisfied with their product. I couldn't be happier with the kit and the company. The kit may be a few bucks more than some cheaper products, but it (and the customer service) is WAY worth it.


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