Fancying a cocktail whenever, wherever? Then let’s take a look at our portable picnic cocktail sets so you can make your favorite tipple anywhere. Our guide includes six of the best picnic cocktail sets you can buy today. We’ve chosen great quality, top value packs that see you making delicious cocktails with ease and style wherever you are. [Read more…]
Get your party into full swing with the best cocktail shakers going. Looking for something stylish yet understated? Have an eye on something retro or as a novelty talking point? Our reviewers have had the tricky – but pleasurable – task of trying out many of the latest cocktail shakers to select the best Boston shakers, cobbler shakers, French Shakers, and much more besides for you.
Often used but often overlooked – the humble jigger is the quintessential measure for preparing your favorite cocktail but what do you need to look for in the best jiggers? Coming in double-ended egg-cup shapes they typically have a 1 oz and ½ oz capacity gauge or a 1½ oz and ¾ oz measure. European jiggers are metric and differ in volume and you will still find variations in capacity with jiggers in the States when it comes to measures made in ‘shot’ volumes. The best jiggers will bear multiple measurement markings with useful increments but sometimes these don’t include all the useful volumes such as the a quarter ounce. They are typically stainless steel but other metals, finishes and materials are used and some possess design tweaks or innovations to improve the owning and using experience.
Cocktail sets are a great option to give as a gift or as a present to yourself particularly as an introduction to the hobby. And they needn’t be expensive either – our top ten picks retail from thirty to a hundred bucks. A typical set contains a shaker, tongs, spoon, muddler and jigger although some contain more such as bottle pourers, presentation boxes and worktop organizers. Our choices are popular brands that have a reputation of being good value for money – and this isn’t a euphemism for poor quality! [Read more…]