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post #1 of 13
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I'm setting up a home bar, and I've already got the alcohol more or less set. And, I know I need to get the following bar tools- boston shaker, hawthorne strainer, jigger, channel knife, etc.. But, does anybody have any suggestions for which boston shaker to get, which hawthorne strainer to get, etc? I tried googling it up, and all I ended up finding was askmen's 'must-own barware' which included such essentials as the ninety dollar gucci ice trays... Imbibe magazine seemed like it would have been a good reference to turn to where they pick their favorite gadget or tool each issue, a la Cook's Illustrated, but they don't post their picks online.
post #2 of 13
I've got a bit of a bar at home. The only branded piece of barware I have is my Alessi boston shaker. Everything else was just picked up from a local kitchenware store.
post #3 of 13
Check out secondhand and charity shops. You might come across a decent 50's - 60's set complete with a plastic pineapple ice bucket. Oh yeah,baby.
post #4 of 13
Check out the barware section of 1stDibs: http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_search.php?H26=1
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
I've got a bit of a bar at home. The only branded piece of barware I have is my Alessi boston shaker. Everything else was just picked up from a local kitchenware store.

If I could, I would/will go this route. I want Moma's spherical ice trays though, maybe 2 or 3 sets, for whiskey on the rocks.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
If I could, I would/will go this route. I want Moma's spherical ice trays though, maybe 2 or 3 sets, for whiskey on the rocks.

I have these, they are cool. I don't drink whiskey on the rocks though.
post #7 of 13
I don't think there's all that much variance in quality when it comes to barware. OXO makes nice, reasonably priced products. I have an OXO double jigger with 1/3, 3/4, and 1 1/2 oz measurements on one side and 1/4, 1/2, and 1 oz measurements on the other.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
I've got a bit of a bar at home. The only branded piece of barware I have is my Alessi boston shaker. Everything else was just picked up from a local kitchenware store.

Any particular reason why you got a Alessi boston shaker when everything else was from a local kitchenware store?
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by esquire. View Post
Any particular reason why you got a Alessi boston shaker when everything else was from a local kitchenware store?

Not really. I was just on flea-bay looking for a boston shaker and came across it for a good deal. The ones I had seen in stores were either tiny or ugly which made me turn my search online.
post #10 of 13
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Does anybody subscribe to Imbibe magazine?

On their blog page, http://imbibemagazine.blogspot.com/, they have some recommendations on the right but I just wanted to verify if those were the ones that Imbibe actually recommended each month or if those were more like advertiser links.
post #11 of 13
So the website looks specifically designed to cater to college bars, but I would recommend barsupplies.com. They have utilitarian barware that works just fine, and is downright cheap.

Another thing to consider is using an all-metal Boston shaker. Instead of one metal tin and a pint glass, you use two metal tins of different sizes. Many of the fancy cocktail places use this setup simply because it's less fiddly than the more traditional Boston shaker approach - you don't run into the problem of the vacuum seal making it difficult to get the shaker apart.
post #12 of 13
for drinks not mixed with fruits etc you need a mixing glass and julep strainer as well.
post #13 of 13
I have a bit of dyslexia bc I saw the title as "beware" and so I clicked into this expecting some drama. major disappointment cause I quit drinking 2 years ago.
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