Setting up a bar
Basic set of tools
When setting up a bar, you will need quite a lot of equipment. The
following is a list of basic bar equipment you should have in your bar
to allow you to make most drinks. You may also want to take a look at
the list of
additional equipment that will make
life behind the bar a bit easier too.
Measuring cups and spoon set
Bar spoon with long handle and muddler on the end
Cutting board and a sharp knife
Ice bucket with an ice tong
Shaker and strainer
Boxes/jars to store garnishes in
Glassware ( See )
You will have to buy new supplies of the following equipment
Cocktail napkins and coasters
Straws, both long and short ones
Sugar and salt (for coating rim of glasses)
In addition you may wish to buy some other equipment to make things
a bit easier and to be able to make additional drinks.
Ice crusher, preferably electric
can crush ice manually, but an electric crusher it
a whole lot easier than using a hammer. Wooden muddler
Ice pick or chipper
Vegetable peeler or a twist cutter for fruit peels
Source: International Bartender's
How do I pour? What is 'cl', 'oz' and 'pt'? How should I handle glassware?.
Find the answers in The Bartender's Handbook.
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