These glass bitters bottles look great behind the bar or on the shelf at home. They’re simple, elegant, and add a dash of sophistication to your kit. If you’re a huge Harry Potter fan like I am they’ll make you feel like you’re mixing up a real magic potion. Who knows, maybe you are? 😉
Pretty is nice, but functional is better! This bottle is made by M-TAKA in Japan and is 50ml. It’s comfortable to hold between your fingers in a variety of positions and flip for a dash.
It’s also very important when making cocktails or creating new ones that the dash is consistent. Believe it or not it’s really something that can break the balance of your drink. I did a bit of quasi-scientific testing and determined that this dasher, when consistent force is applied, produces a 0.2ml dash give or take 0.02ml. It of course will change as the bottle gets very close to empty. Given that the bottle holds ~40ml or 225 dashes when filled to the top of the bulb I don’t think you’ll get too low during one shift. If you’re making 50 old fashioned’s in a row you may need a bigger bottle!
A few tips on a consistent dash:
Apply consistent force when dashing. Don’t be too gentle or forceful.
Don’t let the bottle get almost empty.
A common mistake is to flip the bottle over quickly as part of your first dash. Don’t do this! It traps an air bubble and makes your first dash really small. Instead, tilt it over a bit slower making sure there is no trapped air. Don’t worry, the bottle won’t leak but it will ensure your first dash is the same as your subsequent ones.
The best thing about this Julep strainer from Yukiwa is that it's one piece. It's embarrassing when you're behind the bar and the inexpensive spot welded julep strainer you picked up falls apart, right? Don't let that happen to you! It fits very nicely on the mixing glasses we sell and like all things Yukiwa looks fantastic. It's made of Japanese 18/8 stainless steel and is manufactured in Niigata, Japan.This version isn't plated like the gold version. It's 18/8 stainless steel so it’s fine in your standard high temperature dishwasher. Given the choice I still hand wash my tools but this one will stand the test of time.
The best thing about this Julep strainer from Yukiwa is that it's one piece. It's embarrassing when you're behind the bar and the inexpensive spot welded julep strainer you picked up falls apart, right? Don't let that happen to you! It fits very nicely on the mixing glasses we sell and like all things Yukiwa looks fantastic. It's made of Japanese 18/8 stainless steel and is manufactured in Niigata, Japan.This is the gold plated version so remember it’s not dishwasher safe! In my experience once or twice by accident won’t ruin them but you should do your best to avoid it.
Let me tell you why this Weighted Boston Shaker is so awesome!This beautiful shaker is made in Japan from 18/8 Japanese steel. The weight is incorporated in the shaker seamlessly , it's one piece. So if you like to bang your shakers together to seal them nothing is going to fall out after some heavy use.The diameter of the tins are smaller then of the unweighted shaker tins so it is more comfortable to grip for the people with smaller hands or just for double shaking.However you can still fit at least two martinis in one shaker.They make a perfect seal and release every time.
Made from Japanese 18/8 stainless steel
Are very resistant to getting stuck together; I’ve never done it yet
This classic jigger is a true staple when it comes to bartending tools.On the interior of this 1oz / 2oz jigger it has inner markings of 0.5oz, 0.75oz and 1.5oz. This makes it the perfect choice for all necessary measurements when making cocktails. Made from matte rose goldplated Japanese 18/8 stainless steel, it’s very durable and easy to use.
1oz / 2oz jigger with 0.5oz, 0.75oz and 1.5 oz markings
Made from matte rose gold plated Japanese 18/8 stainless steel