As any amateur mixologist knows, a good bartender needs the right kit to look the part. These sets and tools will raise your Negroni game instantly.
AJ Cocktail Shaker, £134.95
Lucky Charm Cocktail Picks, £70
Belvedere Cocktail Shaker with Glass, £459
Sky Cocktail Gift Set, £167
Madison Cocktail Shaker & Strainer, £193
Plum Bar Collection, from £49
Outline Cocktail Shaker in Matt Gold, £45
Gin Cocktail Jug & Stirrer, £64
Tequila Sunrise Jug, £79
Hammered Stainless Steel Barware Tool Set, £30
The Player Cocktails Accessories Set, £86
Zig Zag Trolley, £635
Wyatt Barware Collection, from £45
Barbell Bareware Set, £208
Bar Mixology Sets, £49.90
Three Cocktails To Make Now
As Hannah Guinness notes, the Paloma is the ‘margarita's softer, breezier cousin’. Ok, so it’s a something of summery concoction, but as spring starts to make itself known, we’re getting in the mood early with this refreshing tequila and grapefruit cooler. Find the recipe here.
Super Easy Rhubarb VodkaDelicious Magazine
Rhubarb season may only get into swing in April, but for those who have forced theirs, this is an easy way to bring some of the tart goodness into your drinks repertoire. All you’ll need is some foresight (it needs one or two weeks to for the flavour to infuse), rhubarb, castor sugar, a litre of vodka and some orange zest. Et voila: the prettiest pink cocktail. Find the recipe here.
Rose MojitoGreat British Chefs/ Jonathan Benoliel
We love a classic mojito, but we also enjoy a twist on the original recipe to mix things up. Jonathan Benoliel is the bartender at The Modern Pantry and offers this delicate take on Cuban cocktail. Made with rose-infused syrup and finished with rose petals, the mint leaves add some fresh zing to the whole affair. Lovely. Find the recipe here.
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