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6 Products that Raise the Bar

December 11, 2018
Breville Polyscience

Bar Products

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Breville
Bar Products
Bartenders need reliable tools that not only get the job done, but also help shape the mood of the bar, too.
Libbey Foodservice

The Comeback Can

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Libbey Foodservice
The Comeback Can

After the return popularity of the beer can due to its environmental benefits, glasses mimicking the can have also become popular. Libbey’s Glass Can wares feature Safedge rims to protect from chipping. “Those are my go-to glasses,” says Jim Lunney, owner of Pour Taproom Charlotte, North Carolina. foodservice.libbey.com

LEOPOLD

LEOPOLD Jigger

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LEOPOLD
LEOPOLD Jigger

The right jigger is key for not only keeping your pour costs in line but also to making a consistent cocktail, says Amanda Rosenbloom, director of procurement at 44-location chain Black Angus Steakhouse. LEOPOLD’s version of this essential tool, inspired by vintage jiggers of the 1930s, also adds an aura of luxury behind the bar. This particular 2-ounce by 1-ounce model is a favorite of Bruno Molfetta of Bar 314 in New York. “It’s perfect for precise and fast pours without any spillage,” he says, noting the fancy look and calibrated weight as selling points. cocktailkingdom.com

OXO

OXO 3-inch Mini Strainer

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OXO
OXO 3-inch Mini Strainer

Sean Stangle at Estiatorio Milos in Las Vegas is a big fan of the 3-inch strainer. “It can make the difference between a very well-balanced, consistent cocktail and the standard you’d find at any old place,” he says. “Plus, it looks sexy when crafting the beverage.” This version from OXO is the most durable he’s found. oxo.com

Pulltap

Pulltap Slider 900

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Pulltap
Pulltap Slider 900

Necessary and compact, the double-hinged corkscrew is noted by many as the tool they can’t work without. The Pulltap brand is a favorite of Ben Rouse of Nashville’s Henley. “It’s perfect for cutting foils, pulling corks, and popping tops, but it also makes breaking down boxes a dream,” he says. pulltaps.com

Breville smoking gun

New Toy?

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Breville
New Toy?

Adding some literal smoke to the smoke-and-mirrors magic behind the bar, Matas at Chotto Matte loves playing with his Breville Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro handheld smoke infuser. He uses it to give his She’s So Smoking cocktail a cold-smoke finish. Bartenders are not limited to just wood chips here: think outside the box with spices, teas, dried flowers, and herbs. polyscienceculinary.com

LIbbey Foodservicee

Libbey Carats Cocktail Stirring Glass

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LIbbey Foodservicee
Libbey Carats Cocktail Stirring Glass

Martin Matas, bar manager at Chotto Matte in Miami Beach, says one of his favorite bar tools is a classic, heavy mixing glass. This 25.25-ounce model from Libbey adds function and a sense of ambiance with its diamond texture. foodservice.libbey.com