ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: BAR TOOLS
Having the right equipment on hand makes your job easier and means customers enjoy faster, more efficient service. So from shakers to stirrers, letâ€™s take a look at the key tools you should have behind the bar.
Customers see the tools you use as a cue to the overall quality of your bar. Having the correct tools ensures you pour the right amount of spirits, helps you to consistently shake, stir and strain your creations to perfection every time and can aid the speed of service, especially during busy periods.
Itâ€™s the little things that go a long way and by paying greater attention to detail, you will be able to stand out against competitors.
Must have bar tools
So what tools should you have on hand in your bar? Below is our list of must-have tools to help you create the perfect serve every time.
Looking after your tools
To keep your bar tools in good condition you need to look after them. Here are some simple rules to keep your tools in tip-top shape:
- Always hand wash â€“ this ensures that any stainless-steel finish is not affected
- Wash with warm, soapy water â€“ ensuring any strong flavors from spirits are not left on the tool
- Leave tools to air dry â€“ cloths can create grease and accumulate germs
- Check tools on a regular basis â€“ making sure they arenâ€™t broken or damaged
(*One standard drink contains 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol)