10 best accessories for making cocktails
Bellini, mojito, daiquiri – whatever your cocktail of choice, we’ve got the kit you need to recreate it at home
Monday 16 June 2014
If you love the taste of that martini but hate the price, or you just fancy getting creative with what’s in your spirits cabinet, making your own is a great option.
Whether you want to recreate your favourite step-by-step, search out the perfect recipe to suit your dinner party menu, or just make it up as you go along with whatever’s in the cupboard, all you need is a few bits of essential kit to get you going.
From jiggers and shakers (not dance moves) to fruit straws and Kilner jars, we’ve searched out the best cocktail making accessories to help you create the ideal tipple for your classy soiree or a colourful garden party.
Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys
If you’re already a seasoned cocktail maker looking to add some character to your drinks, we recommend that you pop a colourful straw into a Kilner jar. But if you’re just starting out, John Lewis’ three piece cocktail set is the essential first purchase – after the spirits, obviously.
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