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Julep Strainer

(n.): This one-piece strainer consists of a shallow bowl with even round perforations and an attached handle. Designed specifically for juleps in the era before drinking straws were invented, the…

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Atomizer

(n.) A piece of bartending equipment that allows liquids to be sprayed in a fine mist. Most often thought of as a fussy way of adding small amounts of vermouth…

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Swizzle Stick

1. (n.) A bartending tool used to make swizzle drinks, this thin wand comes with short, skewed prongs on one end. While traditionally made of wood from the Caribbean swizzlestick…

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Strainer

(n.) This bartending tool, usually made of metal, is used to strain a chilled cocktail into the service glass and comes in two main types: the Hawthorne strainer, a flat…

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Shot Glass

(n.) A small glass used to serve shots and shooters, usually made from glass with a thick base and sides. There is no standard for capacity, though it is most…

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Shaker

(n.) a cocktail-making tool used to shake ingredients for a cocktail. This tool to shake ingredients for a cocktail comes in two main styles: the traditional, or cobbler shaker, and the…

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Pour Spout

(n.) This attachment with a spout that fits on or in the neck of a bottle is usually made from metal and rubber or plastic. The device helps both to…