Tools and Tips For Bartending – Essential Bar Tending Tools

If you are to take up the art of bar tending you need to have the right tools.

These tools are essential to the profession. They are what allows you to mix, stir, shake and store your drinks. Without the right tools to practice at home bar tending will be harder to learn. Here is a list of tools you must have to be good at this profession or maybe just a hubby. These can easily be found in any bar supply store or a liquor store.

Essential Bar-tending tools

Wine Opener, not just any wine opener, you should Invest in the waiter’s wine opener. Why? Well, because apart from the long cork screw, it has a sharp blade edge and bottle opener.

Get a Cocktail Shaker – there are two types of shakers, the Boston shaker and the standard shaker and any of the two will be perfect for bar tending. The Boston shaker has a more professional touch but if you choose to use the standard shaker you will be just fine. You can always get the Boston shaker when you can afford to lay your hands on it.

You will need a Strainer – the most widely used strainer in bars is called the hawthorn strainer. It can be easily used on the top of a shaker or bar glass to strain any cocktail.

Some Other Tools you will need includes but not limited to the following:

Bar Spoon: Long spoon that used to Stir mixed drinks.

A High speed Blender: This is used to crush ice or blend different variety of drinks into one cocktail.

Ice Bucket: Obviously, Used to hold ice.

Ice Scoops: used to scoop ice as you must never use your hands to transfer ice.

Measuring Glass: the measuring glass that you get, must be able measure up to 2 oz and down to 1/2 oz.

Smart Serving Tips

  • Always have punch available for light drinkers.
  • Hirer a professional bartender
  • Use only clean and fresh ice
  • Use only fresh Fruits
  • Chill your glasses before you use them to serve and put them out five minutes before you use them.
  • Make sure you use a shot glass for shots nothing more nothing less.
  • Use lower proof alcohol in mixtures and cocktails.
  • Use tools to serve ice like tongs. Do not use your hands.
  • Be sure to have non-alcoholic drinks available like tea and coffee.
  • Serve hot drinks in a container which has a handle.
  • Rubbing wax paper over bottle tops with no pourer will prevent dripping
  • Close the bar an hour before the party ends

When Buying drinks be sure to purchase drinks that are popular. Though they are popular, you will find that many of these drinks may not be expensive. Due to the fact that they are well known, individuals will be asking for them and you had better be able to please the crowd. It would be rather unfortunate to have a well stock bar filled with unknown drinks.