You don’t need much gear (or a PhD) to start calling yourself a mixologist. Here we list some necessities and niceties to get you going.

Necessities and Niceties
  • Infusing vessels – glass is a must. Some good choices are mason jars and milk bottles. You can recycle any kind of glass jars for infusing as long as they have tight-fitting lids.
  • Mesh strainer
  • Jigger, measuring cups, measuring spoons
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Eyedropper bottle
  • Cocktail stirrers/swizzle sticks
  • Martini glasses, tall shot glasses, highball glasses for serving (you are going to share, right?)
  • Funnels for precision pouring
  • Muddler
  • Zester
  • Juicer and/or citrus reamer
  • Mortar and pestle for crushing herbs and spices
  • Soda maker (we love our Soda Stream)