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What does it take to make a perfect cocktail? Talent. Technique. And perfectly crafted tools. It’s the trifecta that elevates a glass into an experience. Here’s to the masterminds behind the bar and ahead of the pack who ensure every sip is a celebration.
“I’m a guy who geeks out on gear. Barfly has the types of jiggers I like. They have the types of spoons I like. It makes a big difference in the experience of actually making a cocktail. Cheaper sets just don’t give you the same feel. I’d rather have the right piece of equipment for the job. Otherwise, you compensate in some way, and it lessens the experience for me and anyone I’m making cocktails for.”
“It goes without saying that if you don’t have the right tools for the job you won’t get a very good result. I’m incredibly particular about my bar tools. I tend to gravitate to specific things, like having a properly weighted shaking tin set. Shaking is a violent activity. Having an internal weight is important. It gives your shaking more heft. Barfly came out with the Superfly® shaker. The internal weight is really helpful. It doesn’t pop off, and it’s really elegant looking. Tools are also about the way your job looks because 90% of the job is hospitality. When you’re creating a cocktail, you’re putting on a little bit of a show so everything should be elegant and beautiful. Barfly has done a very good job of curating tools that have that elegant look.”
“The first time I ever bartended, I used a Barfly shaker and said, ‘I don’t want to use anything else.’ They’re my go-to shakers. The right tools are so important for proportion, precision and for keeping drinks fresh and cold.”
“A quality cocktail made by a quality mixologist requires quality bar tools. Together they form a social glue that adds a level of engaging professionalism and comfortable hospitality to the experience.”