It is very fashionable to prepare cocktails, especially Gin Tonic and Mojito. The bartenders are also rapidly proliferating, so in addition to the classic cocktail tools, new ones are appearing recently, which also improve, facilitate and accelerate the preparation of cocktails. In this post, I will present you with cocktail tools essential for a barman and others who need to prepare cocktails in the most professional way for their bar, disco or parties.
Of course, it is basic to have a shaker. With the shaker, you can shake and mix perfectly the ingredients of the prepared drink. Also they usually have a filter or strainer, with which if you wish you can separate the ice by extracting only the liquid. With the shaker, we can really get an emulsion of the mixture, something that cannot be achieved with any other manual utensil.
It is absolutely essential, unless you have a lot of experience. You will need it to measure the amount of each cocktail ingredient and faithfully follow the recipe. It is advisable when you prepare for the first time to do it exactly according to the quantities and indications of the recipe. Once you try the result, you can vary the proportions to your taste, but always having as a reference the first result. Never vary the original proportions the first time. There are plenty of jigger designs to suit all kinds of needs which you can find in Vremi store.
It is used to prevent falling pieces of ice, spices, etc. into the cocktail. It is almost always made of stainless steel.
Spiral or Braided Spoon
The spiral spoon, also known as braided spoon, has become very fashionable for the preparation of gin and tonic. It serves to reduce the loss of carbon dioxide (bubbles) when serving tonic in the cup. Also to infuse botanists without having to put their fingers in the jars.
It is used to crush and grind herbs, spices, fruits, etc. and squeeze them to extract until the last drop of juice and flavor. It is usually done directly on the bottom of the cup, without the need for other containers.
Frequently, it is not considered as an essential cocktail utensil and it is quite easy to find experts with a complete cocktail kit, however, when you have to cut a few slices of lemon, you take out a table knife. This type of detail not only damages the perceived image of the bartender, but also makes the work more complicated, dangerous.
Yes, a knife is a kitchen utensil, but without a doubt, it will become your most used cocktail utensil to be able to perform actions for which there is no specific utensil such as slicing, creating strips or spirals of fruit, mince spices, etc.