TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Just like an artist needs a paintbrush, paint, and a canvas, there are a few basic tools for the home bartender. Making consistently great cocktails requires the freshest ingredients and key essentials, such as the shaker, strainer, muddler, and bar spoon. Like most home goods, these tools are available for a wide range of prices, depending on the quality. The next few pages outline some bar-tool necessities.