09.19.10 by Stacy
Killer Cocktail Tools
Arm your sideboard with the latest drink-slinging weaponry. Ice picks, check. Mint muddlers, oh yeah. Lewis bags, bring it. Thank god happy hour starts at noon.
Maybe we’re just going through an angry phase or maybe it’s the trend in cocktailing. Either way, we’ve rounded up some killer mixology tools, from ice picks to muddlers to ice-bashing bags. They’re violent, but they get the job done. Enough said.
Muddlers are one of those things you don’t know you need until you see someone else with one. This chrome-plated, architecturally designed style by Michael Young is almost too sexy for muddling mint. 2Jane, $6 for a set of six.
Yeah, we know, enough with the muddlers already. But we had to show you a less polarizing, more conservative model. This one’s mahogany and clearly doubles as a variety of things. Forest Treasures, around $37.
We’ve never really gotten over the opening ice-pick scene in Basic Instinct. That’s we why like our ice-carving tools shaped like a pitchfork instead. Apparently, everyone else has the same idea — they’re sold out. Hold out for a restocking or go for our second choice: the anvil shape. And don’t forget your protective gear. Cocktail Kingdom, $47.
You can’t throw in an ice pick without mentioning a Lewis bag. They’re almost impossible to find — we hunted this one down on Etsy. It’s handmade natural cotton canvas and promises to take a beating just so you’ll have perfectly dry, uniformly crushed ice. So sweet. Ladykonnyaku, $6 each.