Mixology is arts and crafts for grown-ups.
It’s chemistry, it’s imagination, it’s courage, and it’s unlimited pleasure. With the right ingredients, the proper tools, and a desire to create, mixology quenches a passion for great taste. Concocting delicious drinks, from simple to complex, is a creative expression everyone can enjoy. Learn mixology from the best.
The tools of the trade
Amateur and pro mixologists need only a few essential tools to practice this craft.
28 oz to mix and cool cocktails – pros prefer two-piece shakers but all-in-one works well too
Two-sided measurer helps you be precise – standard 1½ oz at one end and 1 oz on the other
Long to mix in a deep glass or scoop garnishes out of a jar, and twisted for easy handling
Tight coils keep ice shards and herbs in the shaker and out of the cocktail
Prevents the smallest pieces of mashed fruit pulp and herbs from entering the cocktail
To mash ingredients like herbs and fruits to release the aromatics that define flavour
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The proper glass for the mix
Great mixed drinks demand proper glassware to complete the taste experience.
To serve on the rocks and neat cocktails – perfect for an old-fashioned or a martini on ice
For serving tall, fizzy or non-fizzy cocktails on ice – ideally with a weighted bottom for stability
For shaken or stirred without ice, the classic taper shape enhances the flavour
Slightly larger, rounded cocktail glass with a broad-rim for salt – ideal for margaritas, daiquiris and other fruit drinks
Beyond wines, these glasses are excellent for spicy cocktails, frozen margaritas and shandies
Tall and thin for serving champagne cocktails with added elegance.
Perfect thermal conductor and THE container for real Moscow Mules made with ginger beer
Designed to collect a drink’s aromatics so they rise to your nose as one aroma
The ideal way to enjoy straight-up or mixed shots to start or end an evening Every mixologist should know these