A Bar Above Classic Cocktail Mixing Glass

  • Elegant and Durable: Beautifully hand-blown glass designed for both aesthetics and strength, ensuring this mixing glass isn’t just a looker but a long-lasting staple.
  • Optimal Size: Holding a generous 550 ml (18 oz), it’s perfect for mixing one or two cocktails while fitting comfortably in your hand.
  • Seamless and Strong: With no weak points, the seamless design ensures a long life for your mixing glass, reducing the risk of breakage during busy shifts.
  • Universal Compatibility: Fits perfectly with all industry-standard julep and Hawthorne cocktail strainers, making it a versatile addition to your bar tools.
  • Stable Stirring: The weighted, flat base ensures stability during mixing, while its straight sides offer a smooth stirring experience.
  • Gift-Ready Packaging: Comes hand-packed in a sophisticated box, ideal for gifting to the cocktail enthusiast in your life or as a treat for yourself.
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Alright folks, lemme break it down for ya. You know how sometimes you see a mixing glass and think, “That’s pretty… but can it hold its own?” Enter the A Bar Above Classic Cocktail Mixing Glass. 😎

This isn’t just any ol’ mixing glass. First off, it’s a looker. But like, in a classy, timeless sort of way. We’re talking lead-free, crystal clear glass that’s hand-blown to perfection. You need that stirred (not shaken) Negroni or that Old Fashioned? This beauty’s got you covered.

Ever had a mixing glass that felt like it was about to tip over any second? Not this champ. It’s got a thick, weighted bottom that’s like an anchor. Your spoon will literally waltz around the inside of this glass, no hitches. And with 550 ml (that’s 18oz for the non-metric folks), you’ve got plenty of room to whip up a drink or two without making a mess.

Oh, and you know those annoying seams on some mixing glasses that are just begging to break? None of that nonsense here. This glass is seamless. So, whether you’re a pro bartender dealing with the hustle and bustle or just a cocktail enthusiast looking for quality, this mixing glass won’t let you down.

And if you’re thinking about gifting this (or, let’s be real, gifting it to yourself), the classy box it comes in is just the cherry on top.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Cocktail Hammer is a mixology-centric website that provides an extensive array of resources for home bartenders, professional mixologists, and cocktail enthusiasts. Here are some responses to the most frequently asked queries to help enhance your cocktail crafting skills.

To start home bartending, you'll need a few key tools. A cocktail shaker is essential for mixing drinks, and a jigger will help you measure the ingredients accurately.

A bar spoon is useful for stirring and layering drinks, while a strainer ensures a smooth, sediment-free cocktail.

A muddler is important for crushing herbs or fruit, and a citrus peeler or zester is useful for adding garnishes. Finally, you may want a good-quality knife and chopping board for preparing ingredients.

There are a few key techniques that are critical for home bartending. Shaking is a common technique used to mix, chill and dilute drinks quickly. Stirring is used when you want to maintain the clarity of the drink while still mixing the ingredients. Muddling is used to extract flavors from fresh ingredients like herbs or fruit.

Layering is another technique that involves carefully adding different liquors or mixers so that they sit in separate layers. Finally, garnishing not only makes your cocktail visually appealing but can also enhance its flavor.

Proper storage and maintenance of your liquors and mixers can extend their shelf life and preserve their quality. Unopened bottles of spirits are stable and can be stored for many years. Once opened, they should ideally be consumed within 1-2 years.

Store spirits in a cool, dark place, upright, to prevent the alcohol from breaking down the cork. Liqueurs should be stored similarly, but keep in mind they have a shorter shelf life due to their sugar content. Vermouth and other wine-based aperitifs should be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 1-2 weeks.

Mixers, too, should be refrigerated after opening and used within the recommended timeframe on the label. Fresh ingredients like lemons, limes, and herbs should be bought regularly to ensure they are always fresh when used in your drinks.