Liquid passion. The art of the cocktail. Mixologist, bartender, cocktail geek, barkeep, whatever you call them, they pour their heart and soul into the glasses of friends and family.
Get into the holiday spirit and grab the quality professional bartending tools they want; to add style and flair to their every pour.
Here’s a list of 18 products recommended by the Mixologists at ChefEquipment.com:
Ice is nice. Stay cool and practical with this perfect stocking stuffer for the mixologists in your life. A simple yet essential tool of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs everywhere, an ice scoop keeps hands clean, dry and warm. Not to mention it keeps your bartender and their glassware safe.
Ice is easily directed into the glass quickly, getting drinks to the guests faster.
A perfect sized professional quality cutting board your cocktail geek needs. It can be tucked in with their bar supplies – home bar, kitchen counter, patio, or tailgate. Sophisticated drinks need ingredients prepped ahead of time. From bar cut limes to paper thin slices of pear for a signature pear mimosa, this conveniently sized board protects your knives and counters.
You might want to get two – one for the bar and one for those little prep jobs in the kitchen.
Squeeze every last bit of flavour out of lemons, limes and oranges and pour directly into the glass, cocktail shaker or bowl. Used to easily extract and pour the juice while preventing the pulp and seeds, this durable citrus squeezer will assist your mixologist in making the perfect mimosa, margarita or lemon gin fizz.
A simple squeeze is all it takes to add the bright taste of citrus to their liquid libations. Be sure to let them know you are available for taste testing.
Even though your mixologist doesn't get to mix anything when pouring wine, they still get to play with this functional and reliable lever corkscrew. It even comes with a foil cutter to give a sommelier touch to home table service.
Effortlessly uncork your guests' favourite vintage with this beautiful lever corkscrew. The ergonomic handles hold the bottle in place the lever extracts corks from any sized bottle and simply repeat the motion to remove the cork from the screw.
Your mixologist will soon be crushing it (and stirring it) when they unwrap this double duty tool. A bowl spoon at one end with muddler at the other. A bar spoon with a twist in the handle that isn’t just for looks – used with a pourer, the spiral delicately places alcohol and spirits exactly where needed for visually stunning layered drinks.
Appreciate the form and function of this professional bartending tool. Oh yeah, it looks great, too!
Ring, ring, ring goes this bell jigger. Quickly pour and flip between two measurements with this attractive design. Additional internal markings show ¼. ½, ¾ and 1 ½ measurements. Its one piece heavy duty construction is built to last pour after pour after pour. In so many beautiful finishes you will have trouble picking one.
Ice is nice, and it's even nicer served out of this functional and beautiful ice bucket. With double wall construction to ensure the ice stays cold. This set includes a lid - also helping to keep the ice cold but also keeps the ice clean. Important if your bartender takes their game to the patio. The tongs have grips on the tips, making it easy to pick up one cube at a time and the holes in the tongs mean you are only taking the cube and leaving any melted water behind (don't want to water down those delicious beverages).
The stainless steel exterior matches any bar decor and it also means it easy to keep clean (it's even dishwasher safe!).
Shake, rattle and pour! This classic cocktail shaker set is a must have for the barkeep in your life. Built to stand up to the busiest of professional bars, add ingredients and ice cover with a mixing glass, shake and pour.
Built of durable stainless steel, this shaker has a coating of vinyl on the outside for a secure grip, minimal condensation when they are shaking up liquid libations non-stop. durable enough to stand up to the busiest of professional bars.
A great bartender takes pride in all beverages they serve, not just the alcoholic ones. Beverage dispensers, like this gorgeous one from TableCraft, is a perfect choice for bringing simple elegance to any beverage. Sure, it can be used just for water, but how about infused water or Sunday brunch juice blend?
Great for parties and holiday gatherings; having a station where guests can help themselves to water or a festive punch, frees up time for your bartender to shake, stir and pour their special creations.
Give your wannabe mixologist a delicious start on their journey to becoming a cocktail master. The 18 Piece Deluxe Bar Set has everything they need to make quality classic drinks. A Boston shaker set (two cups, one larger than the other designed to work together to shake up and cool down beverages), jigger for measuring quantities, bar spoons, strainers, citrus zester and juicer are just a few of the items included.
This functional yet visually stunning set will get yourself on their “nice” list (and first served at every event). With these quality bartending tools, their creative juices flow as free as the beverages. They will want to play with new recipes for days - hopefully they ask you to be a taste tester.
Smooth (accurate) pours is aa first step to bartending greatness! No spills and no overpouring makes this a must-have for profitable bars who want satisfied customers. Measuring out 1 oz every single time (one handed), speeds up service and gives consistently delectable and perfectly balanced beverages glass after glass.
Sip worthy! Sophisticatedly, simple design combined with lasting durability makes this pitcher a popular choice for dining tables and at the bar for infused water or non-alcoholic blends. Practical, with a generous capacity, this plastic is strong enough for everyday use and is dishwasher safe. And a perfect choice if the party is moving outside!
Cocktail geeks, like all geeks, love gadgets. Although this stirring glass is more like a piece of art than a gadget, a tool essential to the craft of preparing the top-notch beverages. Cocktails with mostly spirits, should be stirred (not shaken). Why not give them a glass where they can stir in style?
The heavy base keeps the stirring glass safely in place and durable construction is chip-resistant. Straight walls offer smooth and fast stirring while the open top reduces splashes when pouring liquids over ice. The integrated pouring spout for precise pouring and large enough to hold spirits and ice with plenty of room to stir.
Okay, we know what you are thinking...these are a pretty lame gift for a budding bartender. Trust us, they aren't. A clean, tidy and organized work area creates the best drinks!
Indispensable in professional bars and restaurants, these simple cloths can be safely used on all surfaces. Also called bar mop towels, they clean and absorb like no other cloth. Made of terry cloth 100% cotton they make quick work for cleaning up spills - from either your mixologist practicing their Tom Cruise Cocktail move or guests who hand talk and are prone to knocking their glass over.
Help them make their bar sparkle and shine this holiday season!
Bartenders are really beverage chefs. And like all chefs, the key to a great service (aka party) is being prepared. Look no further than this professional quality bar caddy. It’s classic, yet contemporary design will fit into any décor.
Sit this convenient condiment dispenser on a bed of ice and fill up the compartments with the accoutrements that helps make your mixologists signature cocktails come alive - olives, wedges of lemons, limes, oranges, pickled onions or cherries. With a bonus have having a rimmer station available when needed!
They will run out of bottles before they run out of ideas of how to use these attractive glass swing top bottle. Prepare for a party with pre-chilled water, start a batch of infused spirits or fill with house-made syrups for delectable cocktails.
Your bartender will love to use these bottles to serve mix, house wine or specialty juices in style. The best part is that they can use them over and over again.
Even if their customers are only friends and family, your bartender wants to serve with style. This ridiculously elegant yet practical serving tray is perfect. Stainless steel is a classic finish that matches any decor. The black non-slip insert keeps stemmed cocktail and wine glasses safe and secure.
Both are dishwasher safe, the brushed stainless steel finish hides fingerprints and if they need more than one - these beautiful trays are stackable, too!
Give your mixologist the power to make the best beverages. There is nothing like a countertop blender for preparing smooth and delicious drinks. Whole fruit juices, Horchata, protein smoothies, lemonade (yes, lemonade, no squeezing), milkshakes are only a press of the button away.
Sure, this high performance commercial blender makes a mean blended margarita, frappe, pina colada, daiquiri, frozen bellini, (sorry, we’ll stop, we could go on for awhile) but can also handle dry ingredients to chop, knead, crush and grind.
Okay, now you might be asking why we didn't include any glasses in our Gifts for the Mixologist list. It was on purpose. Our range of beautiful glassware was too vast to narrow down to a mere few. So, check out our entire Glassware Collection.