A Properly Equipped Cocktail Lab

In order to do effective mixological research, you must first have the right equipment. This is not expensive, and it does not take up a lot of space. Here are the essentials:

  • A ready supply of ice
  • 4-8 small cocktail glasses (often available at antiques shops)
  • two measuring jiggers
  • a teaspoon and a long bar spoon
  • a small cocktail shaker
  • a strainer
  • a muddler
  • a dedicated cutting board (not the one you cut onions on)
  • a sharp small knife and a peeler/zester
  • a blender if you expect to research frozen drinks
If you have these things ready to hand, you can make great progress in your mixological researches.