It’s Time to Outfit Your Home Bar

Get ready for cocktail season, which never truly ends, come to think of it, with these essential tools.

Everything you need to update your bar

The return of daylight saving time always brings a mix of emotions for me. It’s harder to wake up early when it’s dark outside, though I do love coming home when the sun is still beaming into our apartment, or meeting friends for an evening cocktail al fresco.

An ice-cold Moscow Mule, or a variation made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, for a “Tito’s American Mule,” is my go-to drink choice and a perfect warm-weather refresher. I’m also a fan of the Prickly Pear Margarita at Salazar, a local Silver Lake hot spot, and its bright fuchsia color alone makes it a close second.

Speaking of cocktails, in a recent installment of our Unsolicited Advice series, we learned about savvy drink-mixing techniques. Combine that know-how with these gadgets and gizmos, and you’ll be ready to prep your favorite libations shaken, stirred or any other way you like them.     

  1. The Ultimate Cocktail Bar Tool
  2. Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Cuff Links
  3. Etched Globe Decanter
  4. Rabbit RBT Cocktail Shaker
  5. Simon Pierce Ludlow Cordial Glass Set
  6. The Shot Flask
  7. The Carry On Cocktail Kit
  8. Mixology Dice
  9. Cape Recycled Glassware
  10. Hoffman Barspoon