Equipment Guide

  • Shakers

    We like to use a stainless steel tin shaker called a Boston Shaker, but you can use whatever you have to hand, even a jam jar will do.

  • Mixing Glass

    Ideally this will be made of thick glass which slows down the dilution as you stir. However a pint glass is a fine alternative. 

  • Jiggers

    We like the 25ml and 50ml hourglass jiggers but you could always use measuring spoons if you like.

  • Bar Spoon

    These are long spoons sometimes with a fork or a muddler on the end. You could always use something long and clean instead. 

  • Strainers

    We use a hawthorn strainer that fits over the Boston shaker and a fine strainer. Put these together and you are double straining.

  • Hand Blender

    This is the little gadget you might use to make a soup or sauce. They are brilliant for introducing air and creating foamy textures.

  • Blowtorch

    You might have used one of these for getting the crispy top on a cremes brûlée. If you don’t have one, you can use a hot grill instead.