In addition to the cutting board, blender, bowls and glasses, which are items that everyone should already have at home, there are, yes, some other accessories and utensils very useful for those who are planning to start preparing more drinks and cocktails.
Anyone who has been following the channel the longest must have seen some good recipes there, so why not give them the tips for items that can make your life easier? I already made a video with 10 essential utensils in the confectionery and, as summer is a time when we usually make more drinks, I decided to make a selection with the items that I consider most important for those who are at the beginning 😉
Corkscrew, can and bottle opener
Openers are simply essential items to start thinking about preparation. I know it seems obvious, but as incredible as it seems who is moving now can forget to buy these indispensable utensils.
Fruits are ingredients that are present in most drinks and it is clear that a juicer is super important at this time.
SIEVE / COLANDER
He talked about fruit, consequently there are lumps and bagasse. A small sieve or strainer for the glass is very welcome.
Okay, I know you should already have a grater at home, but a smaller version is great for grating some spices like ginger and nutmeg.
Still on this topic you can invest in a utensil called Zester that is great for making very thin strips with fruit peels.
PUNCHER / MACERATORS
Anyone who drank and prepared a good caipirinha is well aware of the importance of this tool. The puncher is used to remove fruit juice, extract herbal essences and mix ingredients in a simpler way.
Well, if you are already from the confectionery shop, you probably have a few measuring cups at home, but I confess that the smaller dispensers make it much easier to adjust the amount of drink in a more delicate drink. Missing a hand for more is easy and that’s not always what we want, right?
Of course, I wouldn’t leave this classic item out. Cocktail shakers are important to mix the ingredients well and I think that hardly anyone who enjoys making drinks will give up the item.
Okay, this longer spoon with the twisted handle may not be an essential accessory, but you can see that the best bars don’t give up on the utensil. That’s because it is great for mixing layered drinks and / or long glasses.
A small and sharp little knife helps a lot to have precision of preparation. More than an important item when preparing, the knife is essential to make the garnishes. I myself love a drink decorated with an orange cone.
ICE BUCKET AND PICKER
It is more of a table accessory than an essential item for preparing, but who doesn’t like having ice cubes and bottles available in this heat?
These were just a few pieces that I consider good for those who want to venture more into this area. Of course, you can go much further with mixer glasses and even toecaps that help you assemble drinks faster and more accurately.
But then, did you like the tips? Do you have any other utensils or accessories that you think are essential? Be sure to post it here in the comments 😉