4 Essential Tools Every Self-Respecting Home Bar Should Have On Hand

The Barbarian: If MacGyver had been a bartender instead of a secret agent, this would have been his tool of trade. The Barbarian is 9 bar tools in one — taking the citrus press to a whole new level by adding eight other essential bar tools. As a citrus press, it’s great for squeezing limes, lemons and oranges. The Jigger measures out 5 oz, 1 oz and 1.5 oz. Its Corkscrew & Lever easily opens wine bottles. The Zester is great for adding texture and flavor to any concoction. Channel Knife slices a citrus rind for garnish. The convenient Can Lance punctures tin cans to allow quick and easy pouring. The 1-inch Knife is ideal for cutting wide citrus garnish or removing bottle labels. BUY IT NOW!

Bru Jou Cocktail Drink Muddler: Muddle your way to Perfect Cocktails with the Bru Joy Premium Cocktail Muddler. You don’t have to be a mixologist to make your friends think you are, if you’ve got a muddler that means business. If you love entertaining as much as we do, and want to be known for throwing great parties and making cocktail drinks that don’t disappoint, you need a Bru Joy Premium Cocktail Muddler. With a smartly designed handle made of food-grade stainless steel, combined with a delicate, yet powerful grooved nylon head, the Bru Joy Muddler is an essential tool for any bartender or keen cocktail enthusiast. BUY IT NOW!

Double Jigger: Add a measure of style with the OXO SteeL Double Jigger. One side measures a Jigger: 1-1/2-ounce capacity with 3/4-ounce and 1/3-ounce increments. The other side measures 1/4-ounce, 1/2-ounce and 1-ounce increments. A soft, comfortable grip wraps around the center of the Jigger for easy, non-slip pouring. BUY IT NOW!

The Ultimate Bar Book: A comprehensive guide to over 1,000 cocktails, The Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a The Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler. Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; and let’s not forget an essential selection of hangover remedies. BUY IT NOW!

And for the fun of it….

Doomed Crystal Skull Shot Glasses: This formidable shot glass is Fred’s tribute to the Skull of Doom, which Mayan legend claims has the power of life and death, the power to heal or to smite, the power to create miracles. We make no claims beyond these: this glass will hold 2 ounces of your favorite beverage and will stare right in your eye as you down your shot. Don’t blink! Hand-blown crystal-clear borosilicate glass, individually packaged in a colorful yet mysterious giftbox. BUY IT NOW!

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