Cocktail Mixing Glasses, A Quick Guide

Cocktail Mixing Glasses, A Quick Guide

Cocktail mixing glasses, also known as drink mixing glasses or bar mixing glasses, are an essential tool for any bartender or home mixologist. These glasses, which typically hold around 16 ounces, are used to stir drinks by hand, rather than using cocktail shaker or blender. In this guide, we will cover the various uses of […]

Barware Tools: A Simple Guide

Barware Tools: A Simple Guide

There are a variety of barware tools that can be used in a home bar or professional setting, and there are several factors to consider when purchasing them. Here are some things to consider when buying barware:   Functionality Consider what type of drinks you will be making and what tools you will need to […]

Cocktail Strainers: What to Consider When Buying

Cocktail Strainers: What to Consider When Buying

When it comes to making cocktails at home, having the right tools can make all the difference. One essential piece of barware that every cocktail enthusiast should have is a cocktail strainer. A strainer allows you to easily remove ice and other unwanted ingredients from your drink as you pour it into a glass. With […]

Cocktail Jiggers: 5 Things to Look For

Cocktail Jiggers: 5 Things to Look For

A cocktail jigger is a small, hourglass-shaped measuring tool used in the preparation of cocktails. It is typically made of stainless steel, glass, or plastic and is used to measure precise amounts of liquid ingredients. Cocktail jiggers often have a double-sided design, with one side measuring a smaller amount and the other side measuring a […]

Why You Need a Fine Strainer

Why You Need a Fine Strainer

WHAT IS A FINE MESH STRAINER? Known for it’s conical shape, a fine strainer is an essential tool in the kitchen and bar, whether it be for cocktails, baking, or– if you’re my daughter– sifting dirt out in the garden.   USES FOR A FINE STRAINER Obviously, our focus here at A Bar Above is […]