With the millions of recipes available on the web, everyone can now indulge themselves and concoct the best cocktails for their loved ones and friends. To easily make a good cocktail, you especially need the right utensils, those used by bartenders. Discover the accessories offered in a cocktail kit and let your taste creativity speak.
What is a cocktail kit?
A cocktail kit is a set of instruments essential for preparing cocktails. A real cocktail service , it brings together a variable number of accessories presented in different ways (box, box, bamboo/wooden storage rack, etc.). Each tool in the kit has a role in one of the key stages of making the cocktail (dosing, mixing, homogenization, filtering, serving, etc.). It facilitates the work of professional bartenders and allows amateurs to create their own compositions. This bestseller in gift shops, kitchen utensils and tableware allows everyone to learn at their own pace the Art mastered by bartenders. Some cocktail kits are so simple to use that they allow children to have fun preparing alcohol-free mixtures based on juices and colored syrups.
What accessories are in a cocktail kit?
The number and quality of instruments included in a cocktail kit vary extremely. The kits are numerous and their accessories adapted to their target users.
Cocktail kit for amateurs
This type of kit, ideal for entering the magical world of cocktails, represents the majority of those offered commercially. Some models even allow you to take DIY to the next level and impress your loved ones. The number of accessories included generally varies depending on the price range and brand (5, 8… and up to more than 15 pieces). You will always find the essentials there, a jigger (double measuring cup), the emblematic shaker , one or more strainers including the famous Hawthorne and a mixing spoon . Most kits go well beyond this and include utensils that allow you to train to approach the know-how of professionals. Muddler , mixing spoon , ice cube tongs , pouring caps , recipe book ... prove very useful as soon as you start to master the subject.
Some kits presented in boxes even make life even easier for novices by integrating the ingredients (alcohol, juice, etc.) necessary to make the recipe. Other eco-friendly options include biodegradable straws made from sugar cane or recyclable paper napkins.
Cocktail kit for professionals
These kits go even further in the number of accessories, the quality of the materials used for the utensils and in their presentation (barbox, turntable, etc.). A Bartender Kit generally includes a Boston Shaker or a Continental Shaker and not a Cobbler Shaker (3-piece shaker) as is the case with amateur kits. Some professional sets even include more than 30 elements ideal for creating original recipes. Pro kits can contain jiggers of different capacities, several shakers, a citrus press, a zester, a bottle opener… the list goes on.
Professional mixology kits like those intended for amateurs are not only practical but aesthetic. Stainless steel, gold/silver/pink stainless steel, matte/shiny black metal, rainbow chrome design... some are so beautiful that they become decorative objects. The nomadic star bartenders of trendy establishments even have their leather bags or their luxury briefcases with their favorite accessories to put on a show.
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