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Essentially the union of a spatula and a slinky, the Hawthorne strainer is designed specially to fit on top of the shaker tin or beaker and is used to strain cocktails into the serving glass.
02. citrus press
The citrus press is a two-handled tool used to express juices and essential oils out of citrus fruit.
03. Pour Sprout
Added to the neck of a spirit bottle, a pour spout is designed to give the bartender control of the volume of liquid that comes out of the bottle.
04. Blender Carafe
The blender is a mechanized tool that rotates razor-sharp blades and the bottom of a carafe. It is essential for blending frozen drinks and pulverizing fruit.
05. Muddler
Muddlers are used to extract natural juices and oils from fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Larger muddlers are used to crush ingredients such as fruits and vegetables.
06. Ice
Ice is the most dynamic ingredient/tool used in the creation of cocktails. It can be used to chill a drink, aerate and froth a drink, as well as keep a drink cold after it has been served. Ice comes in many shapes and sizes for many different purposes.
07. Fine Strainer
The fine strainer is used as a secondary straining of ice shards or pulp from fresh fruit and vegetables.
08. julep strainer
The julep strainer is designed for straining cocktails being poured from the Boston mixing glass and the beaker.
09. Bar Spoon
A bar spoon has a long twisted handle with a bowl on one end and a number of options on the other. These may include a coin ended, a trident or a ball for balance. The spoon allows the bartender to stir drinks with his/her hand away from the beverage.
10. Boston Mixing Glass
The most integrated and versatile tool used in drink making techniques, the Boston mixing glass allows the bartender to watch the mixing of ingredients and ice through to the final cocktail presentation.
11. Shaker Tin
The Shaking technique is used to chill, dilute, and fuse ingredients together. Typically used in conjunction with a Hawthorne strainer, shaking allows the ingredients to come out as one flavor. The Shaker is also effective for rolling drinks.
12. Jigger
Often double sided, a jigger is marked with multiple measurements and used for adding liquids to drinks with a precise measure.


Shaking is the most effective way to chill, mix flavors, colors, and textures. After building the drink in a Boston mixing glass, use a shaker tin and to shake vigorously, pour, and serve.


Garnishing is the art of decorating the cocktail and cocktail glasses to make a drink more visually appealing, thereby drawing attention.


Layering cocktails is using the science of specific gravity. Layering can include colors, flavors and textures. As the cocktail is sipped the drinker will taste individual flavors.


Straining is a technique used to hold back ice and pulp when making a drink, using one of several strainers.


Muddling expresses the natural juices and oils of fruits, herbs, and vegetables. All citrus fruits, berries, chopped fruits, mint, and other herbs have great flavor hidden inside that muddling helps to draw out.


Perhaps most associated with island-inspired cocktails such as the Pina Colada, blending is used to thoroughly blend all of the ingredients in the cocktail with ice into a consistent frozen cocktail.


Rolling is the technique used to marry the flavors of rich ingredients like those you would add to a Bloody Mary. Rolling involves pouring a cocktail back and forth between a shaker and Boston mixing glass. This will weave the flavors together and create dilution without frothing the drink.


Building is the most used and most basic technique in mixology. It involves stacking the ingredients over ice, stirring, and serving.


Carefully measuring ingredients in a cocktail is often overlooked, however the balance of the cocktail sits within the precise measurement to achieve a perfect cocktail.


Stirring cocktails is a way to gently introduce light dilution to spirit-forward cocktails.

01. Champagne Coupe
The champagne coupe is a footed glass with a stem that has become synonymous with classic cocktails served straight-up.
02. Champagne Flute
Used uniquely for champagne, the champagne flute is tall and narrow to allow bubbles to flow and showcase the quality of the champagne.
03. Collins/Tall Glass
A collins/tall glass is a chimney style glass- tall and thin, and used for refreshing cocktails usually topped with soda or sparking water. In this app, Tall will refer to any tall glass and may not be specific to the Collins.
04. Hurricane Glass
A tall and curvy glass most associated with the Pina Colada or tropical cocktails.
05. Irish Coffee Mug
Irish coffee mugs are footed-glasses with a handle, tempered to ensure they can handle hot liquids.
06. Julep Cup
Typically made of stainless steel or copper, a julep cup is most well-known for serving the Mint Julep. The cocktail served in this cup is poured over crushed ice, allowing a frost to form on the outside.
07. Margarita Glass
Typically used for the margarita, the Margarita glass is wide enough for a blended margarita as well as a shaken margarita. A unique feature is the bowl in the bottom, great for adding additional flavors.
08. Martini/Cocktail Glass
Best known as the international icon of the cocktail, the martini glass is traditionally used for “straight-up” cocktails.
09. Mason Jar
The cocktail Mason Jar became famous with the come back of Moonshine. The Mason jar is great for shaking and serving cocktails. Add fresh fruit, simply shake up and serve!
10. Pilsner Glass
Named after the beer type, the Pilsner glass is designed specifically to open up the aromatics of beers. In this application, Pilsner may refer to any beer glass.
11. Pint Glass
Also known as a Boston mixing glass, it is the most universal beer serving glass used today. In mixology, Boston Mixing glass is almost exclusively used as a drink making and measurement tool.
12. Punch Bowl
Used to serve large amounts of product to large amounts of people, drinks are served from a punch bowl with a ladle or soup spoon.
13. Rocks Glass
Rocks is a reference to ice, in which built, shaken, or strained drinks are served over ice in this glass.
14. Snifter Glass
Used for serving spirits and high-alcohol cocktails either neat or warm, a snifter is designed to collect all the aromatics of the drink to hit your nose as one aroma.
15. Shot Glass
Shot glasses are often used to measure spirits or for a quick drink straight from the glass.
16. Wine Glass
Red and white wine glasses are designed to allow different aromas to get to the nose. They range in size and shape and usually feature a footed-stem leading to a large bowl.