Bartender Tools and Equipment
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This is a spoon with a long handle used to stir mixed drinks in tall glasses. You can also use the back of the spoon for layering drinks.
Any absorbent towel will do. You need it in case of a spill and to keep your bar clean.
It is a mixed drink recipe book and bartender guide. It is a great reference when you need to look for recipes. I highly recommend, The Bartender's Black Book.
A blender is essential to make your frozen drinks. Make sure you get a heavy duty blender for blending your mixed drinks.
Every bartender should have a bottle opener. It's one of the main tools at the bar.
A can opener is a tool to remove one end of a can.
A can punch is a tool to make a hole in juice cans.
A special stopper with two wings that clamps over the lip of a champagne bottle. It keeps the champagne sparkling. Learn how to open a champagne bottle.
A special tool that cuts 1/4 inch wide strips of citrus rinds.
A wooden stick used for muddling ingredients. It is used a lot to crush cherries and mint leaves for some mixed drinks.
There are two types of shakers. The standard cocktail shaker (no picture) and the Boston shaker with a mixing glass. They are very useful for shaking your mixed drinks.
A strainer is used with a Boston shaker to strain mixed drinks. It helps a lot when straining into several glasses. The standard shaker has a built-in strainer.
This is a wine opener. There are many different types of corkscrews. The one on the picture is a waiter's corkscrew. Learn how to open a wine bottle.
The ice bucket is a container that holds the ice. The ice tongs is a tool to pick up ice cubes for your drinks.
This is a measuring cup. There are many sizes of jiggers. The most common is the double ended jigger with 1 oz and 1 1/2 oz measuring cups.
There are many different types of juicers. There are manual juicers and electric juicers. The main purpose of a juicer is to extract the juice of citrus fruits.
A sharp paring knife and a small cutting board is necessary to cut your fruit garnishes.
Measuring cups are useful for adding ingredients to punches. Measuring spoons are useful for measuring some ingredients like sugar and spices.
Bartenders are standing all night behind the bar. They need comfortable slip resistant shoes to get them through a busy night.