As Hong Kong continues to ramp up efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, bars and entertainment venues have become the next targets for social distancing, with all bars ordered to shut down for two weeks beginning from 3 April 2020. If you can’t run down to the pub for a pint, why not craft a cocktail at home? Check out these essential home bar accessories:
- Assorted Glassware
Whiskey tumblers are ideal for serving straight drinks with ice or for cocktails with muddled ingredients, whereas Collins glasses are more suited for drinks with crushed ice.
- Ice Sphere Moulds
While a few drops of water can help open up a whiskey, the meltwater from regular ice cubes can dilute your liquors and cocktails! A larger sphere of ice melts at a slower rate – keeping your drink cool without watering it down.
- Cocktail Muddler & Bar Spoon
Perfect for stirring ingredients in taller glasses, these handy accessories will help you mix that drink with the flair of a professional bartender.
- Boston-styled Cocktail Shaker
As the famous spy once said, “Shaken, not stirred.” Shaking is said to dissolve certain ingredients better than conventional stirring, and has the added benefit of making the drink cool faster when shaken with ice.
Keep unwanted bits out of your cocktails… Use a strainer!
The measuring cups of the cocktail world, these small cups ensure a consistent proportion of ingredients for perfect mixed drinks every time.
- Juice Squeezer
Citrus juices are an essential ingredient in many drinks, but why buy pre-packaged when you can make your own? Experience the freshest, most vibrant flavours from fresh-squeezed juice.
With the right tools, you can prepare a great drink from the comfort of home. As always, please remember to drink responsibly!