The key to making a great cocktail is having the best ingredients, the best alcohol, the best cocktail recipes, and of course, the best equipment. And if you love making cocktails at home, a few pieces of essential gear can make that quest so much easier and produce cocktails that will taste like they were made by a professional.
In this video, a segment from the very first episode of season 20, Eggs for the Holidays, America’s Test Kitchen TV gadget expert—and Tastings and Testings executive editor—Lisa McManus shows off some of our favorite cocktail equipment to help with your bartending skills. Whether you are shaking, stirring, muddling, or blending, these three tools will help you up your cocktail game and impress your guests.
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