If you own a bar or any kind of drinking establishment, you’ll know that it’s essential to always have the best top-of-the-range bar accessories in order for things to run smoothly and seamlessly. Having the right accessories can mean the difference between a good evening and a great evening out for your customers.
The correct accessories enable the bartender to act more efficiently, speeding things up which ensures customer satisfaction. The right tools also ensure that bartenders are able to serve as many customers as possible and maybe even perform a little flair bartending on the way. As you probably know by now, here at Beaumont TM we only stock and manufacture top quality barware items. To make things a little easier however we have put together our top 5 basic bartending tools that every bartender should have, in multiples!
Cocktail Shakers are essential accessories for any bar. How else will you make a cocktail for James Bond when he inevitably turns up for a Martini? Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered! We have a huge assortment of cocktail shakers here at Beaumont, so you will definitely be able to find one that you love. We have big ones, small ones, copper ones, brushed ones, stainless steel ones—a range that will definitely make you feel spoilt for choice. With our shakers in hand, you will certainly be able to serve up a ‘Bond-worthy’ cocktail.
For a weigh up between the tin on tin shaker versus the tin on glass, check out our blog on just that!
Perhaps equally essential for cocktail-making is a strainer. You’ve got all the ingredients, you’ve ‘shaken not stirred’ your creation, but now you need to be able to strain the cocktail so that you aren’t stuck with all of those unappealing, floating bits of fruit, or all of that unnecessary ice. Strainers are a staple item in any bar. We have an amazing eight different crafted cocktail strainers for you to choose from.
Find out our view on which cocktail strainer is best here.
Optic measures are crucial for anyone who is looking to reduce waste and to save money and we have been manufacturing the market leading product for over 20 years. By measuring out the precise amount of liquor needed for a drink, the optic measure ensures that each drink is perfectly balanced—not too weak, and not too strong. Not to mention you will stop those pesky over-pourers dead in their tracks! For the world’s best spirit measures, look no further…
Far from a glamorous product, one thing is for sure however, speed rails make the lives of bartenders far easier. They can quickly spot the liquor they need to make the perfect drink for your clients. Make sure to stock the speed rails with all the necessary spirits—Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Rum, Jack Daniels, and Amaretto. We have large, medium, and small speed rails for you to choose from.
One of the most basic, yet essential, accessories needed to make cocktails is the nifty cocktail spoon or the G&T spoon if you need something shorter. It’s an important part of every bar because it has many uses. When you’re not shaking up a cocktail for James Bond, you may just have to stir a few cocktails—this is where the cocktail spoon comes in. A specialised cocktail spoon makes the process of stirring much easier. But cocktail spoons aren’t limited to just stirring, they are also used to layer drinks, measure ingredients, and garnish drinks.
You can discover our Beaumont TM bar spoons in more detail in this comparison article we put together.