Bartender Tools and Equipment
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.
Every bartender should have a bottle opener. It's one of the main tools at the bar.
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.
Citrus Zester / Stripper
A special tool that cuts 1/4 inch wide strips of citrus rinds.
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.
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.
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.
Knife and Cutting Board
A sharp paring knife and a small cutting board is necessary to cut your fruit garnishes.
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.
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.