Cocktail Tools and Utensils that You Must Buy For Your Home Bar

Are you the outgoing type of person? Do you like to impress your guests by preparing some delicious drinks for them? We present to you some cocktail tools and utensils that will take your home bar to another level. You can practice being a professional bartender and exercise countless cocktail recipes at home.


Shakers are the most important tools for your home bar and they are the most important tool required by most cocktail recipes. Pour in two different drinks and some ice and there you have the simplest cocktail ever. There are two types of shakers:

Traditional Shaker

This is the shape of a traditional shaker. It’s not transparent at all as you can see.

Boston Shaker

The Boston Shaker is formed from two glasses – one opaque and the other one transparent. You know when to stop shaking the cocktail by the sound that it makes. At first when you start to shake the cocktail the rough ice makes a low sound and after a few seconds it will transform into a high pitched sound.


There are times when you want to separate the solid pieces in your glass from the liquid mass – this is the time when a strainer becomes handy. There are three types of strainers that all the bartenders use:

Julep Strainer

It’s a simple strainer that you need to press it with your finger whenever you use it in an inclined angle.

Hawthorne Strainer

This strainer has an arched bow that allows her to stick to one side of the glass. This way you will not have to press it too much for it in order to remain stuck on the glass.

Fine Strainer

This strainer can be used combined with another type of strainer. You will get a sophisticated and smooth drink.


A muddler will help you get the flavors out of any additional ingredients that you want to add to your cocktail.

Bar Spoon

Some drinks taste better if they are stirred and not shaken. A bar spoon it’s the ideal tool because it has just the right size even for the small or tall glasses. Some bar spoons have a handy metallic muddler on top.


A zester will give your cocktails a lot of flavor.

Citrus and Vegetable Peeler

Think about how beautifully you could garnish the cocktail glass when you have such tool.

Citrus Juicer

A citrus juicer that is easy to use is exactly what you need. Don’t think about big size tools – the smaller the better.

Measuring Cup

A measuring cup is very handy for all the beginners. This way you will have complete control over the final taste of your cocktails.