Bartender Tools and Equipment

Bar Spoon

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.

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Bar Spoon

Bar Towels

Any absorbent towel will do. You need it in case of a spill and to keep your bar clean.

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Bar Towels

Bartender Book

It is a mixed drink recipe book and bartender guide. It is a great reference when you need to look for recipes.

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Bartender Book


A blender is essential to make your frozen drinks. Make sure you get a heavy-duty blender for blending your mixed drinks.

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Bottle Opener

Every bartender should have a bottle opener. It's one of the main tools at the bar.

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Bottle Opener

Can Opener or Can Punch

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.

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Can Opener

Champagne or Wine Stopper

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.

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Wine Stopper

Citrus Zester / Stripper

A special tool that cuts 1/4 inch wide strips of citrus rinds.

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Lemon Zester

Cocktail Muddler

A wooden stick used for muddling ingredients. It is used a lot to crush cherries and mint leaves for some mixed drinks.

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Cocktail Muddler

Cocktail Shaker

There are two types of shakers. The standard cocktail shaker and the Boston shaker with a mixing glass. They are very useful for shaking your mixed drinks.

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Cocktail Shaker

Cocktail Strainer

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.

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Cocktail Strainer

Corkscrew or Wine Opener

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.

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Ice Bucket and Ice Tongs

The ice bucket is a container that holds the ice. The ice tongs is a tool to pick up ice cubes for your drinks.

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Ice Bucket and Ice Tongs

Jigger or Measurer

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.

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Juicer or Citrus Reamer

There are many types of juicers. There are manual juicers and electric juicers. The main purpose of a juicer is to extract the juice of citrus fruits.

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Knife and Cutting Board

A sharp paring knife and a small cutting board is necessary to cut your fruit garnishes.

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Cutting Board

Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons

Measuring cups are useful for adding ingredients to punches. Measuring spoons are useful for measuring some ingredients like sugar and spices.

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Measuring Cups

Shoes (Comfortable Slip Resistant)

Bartenders are standing all night behind the bar. They need comfortable slip resistant shoes to get them through a busy night.

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Slip Resistant Shoes

Speed Pourers

Speed pourers are very useful for free pouring. There are many types of speed pourers and they all pour different amounts of liquor.

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Speed Pourer