How to make the most amazing cocktails at home?

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Take your cocktail game to the next level! 

Any mixologist knows that a superb cocktail requires more skill than just pouring spirit with soda into a shaker.  Here are some tools to help improve your shaking and stirring bartender skills and enable you to create decorative garnishes. 

While bars and pubs are not really sure if they can stay open, it might be a good idea to get into making cocktails. Test your knowledge and bartender skills and take this easy free class with Steve the bartender who makes 10 easy, classic cocktails in this video .

It will all be easier when you have the right tools available. We are using affiliate links, but we ensure you that this will not influence the prices.

Useful cocktail making tools

Cocktail shaker set

Want to get the full flavour potential in your cocktails, but don’t know how to start? You MUST have the right premium bar tools!  Included in this set are a 24 oz cocktail shaker, a muddler to maximize the true flavours of herbs, spices and fruits, a mixing spoon that makes drink mixing easier than ever, 2 pourers designed to fit into most standard-sized alcohol bottles and a two-sided jigger to insure proper balance in your cocktails.

Cocktail strainer

A cocktail strainer is an essential addition to your barware collection. It is designed without an extended handle to work with the natural grasp of your hand, while the raised lip on the strainer prevents liquids from dripping down the sides of glasses, forcing liquid to strain through the spring.

Ice ball maker

Spherical ice balls (1.8in) are perfect to cool your craft cocktails, iced cold brew coffee, popsicles, infused mint for Mojitos, or frozen lemonade. These will chill your drinks without diluting them as they don’t melt as quickly. The ice cube trays can be easily twisted or pushed from the bottom to remove ice cubes and balls for an easy release. We just love these spherical ice balls.

Manual citrus juicer

It is manual but it gets the last drop from big and small lemons, limes and small oranges. Durable enough for restaurant use so great for home use. It keeps seeds out of your cup and maintains pulp control without separate accessories. Easy to clean or it can be washed in the dishwasher.

A Cool Bar side table

This is too good to be true; discover the freedom of easy entertaining!  The Cool Bar is a cooler, cocktail table and coffee table all in one; your ultimate 3-in-1 backyard, garden and patio accessory. It’s designed with an extendable tabletop, transforming from a contemporary coffee table into a sleek cocktail table in one simple twist!

Bar caddy

Give a toast with this four-bottle revolving liquor dispenser. Displaying a lovely aluminium frame, the bar caddy has a sturdy base for support. Push and pour perfect 1.5 oz shots.  It features a leak proof, spring loaded dispenser that is LED illuminated when dispensing. Holding four bottles at a time, it revolves for easy dispensing.

The ultimate bar book

It’s also called the bartender’s bible. You’ll find all details on how to make perfect cocktails as well as a comprehensive guide to over 1000 cocktails. Whether your interests lie in setting up a great home bar, mastering one of the classic cocktails, concocting a newer contemporary hybrid or your own innovative cocktails, or gleaning tips for entertaining and serving up festive, crowd-pleasing pitchers of Sangria, this tome will give you the confidence to shake and pour with style and ease.

Cocktail glasses


This cocktail glass set is a modern take on a classic glass. These 8-ounce Martini glasses are casual yet elegant with their cinched design. It has a heavy base and elegant stemless construction that ensures stability.

Mule copper mugs

Although these have been on the market for a while, they are still extremely popular! Imagine yourself sipping chilled beers, iced teas, frosted cocktails and water in your new copper mule mug?  Each set of 4 mugs comes with 4 copper drinking straws and 1 copper shot glass bonus. These mugs feature a smooth lip with a securely welded handle for comfort and durability. They are easy to clean and beautiful accessories to store.

Creative cocktail glasses

These delicate, well designed glasses are extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of drink choices in a casual or formal atmosphere. It is appropriate for wine but so much trendier to serve a nice cocktail in this glass.

Article updated 19-09-2022

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