Quick Bar Tools Guide For Every Home Bar Owner

Urvashi Deshpande on August 14, 2020

The famous Latin quote, 'In Vino Veritas, In Cervesio Felicitas,' was interpreted in an interesting way by Benjamin Franklin. He said, 

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom and in the water there are bacteria!” 

Drink lovers would chuckle at that quote and relate to the love of drinking!

Whether you have had a good or a bad day, making yourself a drink and sipping on it as you ponder about life or dance your heart out is a joy you just cannot have enough of!

But do you have the essential bar tools?

Bartending, even at home, is an art. If you are doing it, you've got to do it right. 

Why Do You Need Specialized Bar Tools?

Can you skate without rollerblades or go skiing without skis?

What if we asked you to ski with surfboards, doesn't work, right?

Similarly, using kitchen tools like spoons or blenders doesn't work at all in creating buzz-worthy cocktails. 

Essential Bar Tools You Need At Home


  1. Boston Shakers 

Shaking makes some drinks frothy and fun. It is a must to get a shaken cocktail right.

  1. Mixing Glasses 

Quickly chill your drinks and control how diluted you want them to be with this tool.

  1. Bar Knife 

To chop and add fruits, herbs, or eggs to your cocktail.

  1. Citrus Juicer/Squeezer 

So you can squeeze a lemon or another juicy fruit, without touching it or letting the seeds fall into the drink.

  1. Huge Ice Cube Tray 

Who likes warm drinks? And huge ice cubes tend to add to the aesthetic of homemade cocktails.

  1. Cocktail Strainer 

It removes ice or any other non-liquid elements from your drink.

  1. Bar Spoons 

Stir away!

  1. Cocktail Picks 

For spearing the fruits in your drink.

  1. Microplane 

A grater for zest or cheese or anything else.

  1. Pint Glass 

When a little is not enough, and you need to store a larger amount of liquid.

  1. Cheese Cutter

A cutter for cheese - every cocktail's best friend.

  1. Peeler 

When you need to drop fruits in the drink after peeling the skin.

  1. Jigger 

Measure your drinks right.

  1. Muddler 

For mashing the spices, herbs, and fruits.

  1. Wine Stopper Plugs 

A replacement for corks.

  1. Wine Opener 

Opening wine bottles made elegant and easy.

  1. Coasters 

Protect your surfaces with coasters for glasses.

  1. Wine Cooler 

No wine bottles should not be stored in the refrigerator.

  1. Metal Straws 

They look cool and can be reused.

  1. Seed Scissor 

Specialized to cut small seeds for your cocktail.

Pro Tips For Home Bartending 

  • All classic drinks involve one or more of these four elements - the spirit, the diluting liquid, sweet (sugary fruits/additions), sour (sour fruits/additions). Understanding the relationship between them will help you create great drinks.
  • When a drink requires shaking, it means it involves a lot of it. Shaking makes it frothy and adds some more oxygen bubbles.
  • While buying bar tools, don't hesitate to invest. Quality matters.
  • Layering is important. Heavier liquids go in first, always.
  • Always have specific glasses. Each drink has a special glass - stemmed, martini, flutes, or the old-fashioned ones.

Drink Away!

Bar tools engage our senses of sight, taste, smell, sound, and touch. With this bar tools guide, you can become a pro at making some popular cocktails. Cocktail tools are a must to make popular cocktails like margaritas, cosmopolitans, daiquiris, etc. 

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