There are few things we love more than going out for cocktails, but a fancy bar habit can get expensive. Making cocktails at home is more accessible than one would think as long as you’re stocked with the right tools. With these essential tools and gifts, your home bar will be ready to compete with the best of the best.
THE ESSENTIAL COCKTAIL SET – $70 (Originally $100)
The key to setting up a bar worth its salt(ed rim) is proper bar tools. This set designed by Cocktail Kingdom is the perfect entry into taking your cocktails seriously, with everything you need to mix up the most classic shaken and stirred drinks. Mixologists swear by these pieces, so you can rest easy knowing that they’re sturdy enough to last you a long time.
LEOPOLD GOLD-RIMMED COUPE GLASS (SET OF 6) – $29.40 (ORIGINALLY $42)
While many may have left the martini glass in the 90s, the coupe glass is everlasting and an immediate way to upgrade your drink. Add a gold rim on top, and suddenly you’re The Great Gatsby. These Leopold Gold-Rimmed Coupe Glasses were designed for professional bartenders, which means their delicate appearance is anything but. Gorgeous glasses, which will last for years!
THE COCKTAIL CODEX POSTER – $16 (ORIGINALLY $20+)
To be an expert bartender you only need to know six classic cocktails. That’s the premise of “Cocktail Codex,” the James Beard Award-winning book by Death & Co.’s Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, David Kaplan, and Devon Tarby. This museum-quality poster illustrates the essential components of Cocktail Codex’s six root cocktails, plus three variations on each. It’s a beautiful addition to any home bar or lounge.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER ICE CUBE TRAY – $17.50 (ORIGINALLY $25)
Serving a Negroni with a large ice cube? Good. Serving a Negroni with a large ice cube in the shape of a diamond? Best. This ice cube tray will give you the ultimate conversation starter when mixing cocktails at home.
FACETED HURRICANE GLASS (SET OF 2) – $23.10 (ORIGINALLY $33)
This New Orleans staple just got a contemporary upgrade. Serve Hurricanes—and any other of your favorite fun cocktails in these elegant, Faceted Hurricane Glasses which take their shape from vintage hurricane lamps.