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If you want to be able to make proper drinks at home, you’ll need a few special items.
We put together a list of essential bar tools with the help of our friends at Food52.
Whiskey stones are a great alternative to ice because they don’t water down you drink.
However, be careful they don’t scratch up your glasses. These soapstone cubes are made in Colorado.
A good knife is always worth the investment.
Use the flat edge of this knife as a bench scraper to clean counters, use the tip to remove fruit seeds, and the squared end and blade to form perfect citrus twists.
This tool is made of High carbon stainless steel blade, cocobolo wood, and brass rivets.
You’ve probably never thought of a beer bottle opener as “beautiful,” but that’s probably because you’ve never seen this one.
This brass crescent, made in Japan, opens bottles easily with just a twist of the wrist.
If style doesn’t really matter to you, consider checking out this magnetic bottle opener instead.
Stick the opener on a wall, pop off the bottle top, and watch the magnet catch the cap.
The Birch wood and stainless steel magnet can hold up to 60 caps at a time.
A bad corkscrew will only lead to disaster.
But this Laguiole corkscrew will get the job done.
Fun fact: Laguiole is a town in southern France renowned for its knife-making skills, so you know this is made by the experts.
This item is made of stainless steel with a bamboo handle.
Leave the plastic ice cube trays to the summer campers.
Instead, get yourself this old-school stainless steel tray that’s both modern looking and functional.
These gold drink stirrers double as a fun cocktail accessory.
Each assortment comes with 10 animals, including a giraffe, lion, cheetah, zebra.
You can choose yellow or clear stems.
Pro-tip: These are perfect for a summer party.
A muddler is used to mash up citrus fruits, herbs, and sugar cubes in order to release extra flavours into the drink.
This model comes with a reinforced Corian tip, meaning it will last for years of cocktails.
If you need to squeeze oranges, lemons, or limes, this contraption is for you.
The commercial grade press makes juicing easy. You’ll get way more juice out of each fruit this way than if you do it by hand.
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