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Looking For A Good Beginner's Cocktail Kit

PontiusPalate | Aug 26, 201403:58 AM


In the past, I have stated in the past that I don't like to drink at home alone.

However, I have decided that I would like to start experimenting with making a few of my own cocktails and martinis at least one evening a week.

At the present time, I don't own any bar equipment whatsoever.

What I am looking for is a good cocktail making kit, one that would be suitable for a beginner, and one that includes all of the necessary equipment. I am guessing that this would include a shaker, a strainer, a stirring stick, and a set of jiggers.

Did I leave anything out?

Do any of you know of such a kit that you would recommend?

One more question. I am guessing that I would need to buy a new set of ice cube trays, ones which house the smaller size cubes. It is my guess that the smaller size cubes would be more suitable for chilling my martini glass and for the stirring process.

Would you agree?

I also want to buy some martini glasses. I am thinking of buying one of each size, from the largest to the smallest. I am guessing that I would have to buy those separately.

Any comments and suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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