Bartending Equipment Addison IL

Local resource for bartenders in Addison. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bars, lounges, dance clubs and bartenders, as well as advice on where to find the best rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila, wine, beers, mixers, cocktails, martinis, shots and drink recipes.

Aria Lounge
(630) 628-3644
443 West Lake Street
Addison, IL
 
Aria Lounge
(630) 689-3272
134 East Army Trail Road
Glendale Heights, IL
 
Aria Lounge
(847) 301-2805
349 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
 
Hookah Lounge
(847) 310-4840
935 W. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
 
Our Night
(847) 470-9000
8801 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL
 
Josephine's Martini Wine Bar
(630) 758-0012
207 South Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL
 
Athar
149 North Addison Avenue
Elmhurst, IL
 
Pita Paradise
(630) 752-9266
161 S Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL
 
Sphinx Cafe
(847) 967-0030
8743 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL
 
Fumare Lounge
(847) 310-8802
305 W. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
 

Essential Bartending Equipment

By Russ Cobbe

Setting up your own home bar can be great fun when you have people over. It isn't overly expensive to get all the essentials. So what are the tools of the trade you'll need to show off to your guests?

Blender - If you don't already have one, get a good one that has good speed and power. Nothing is more annoying than waiting 5 minutes to crush up some ice or blend a drink.

Ice Bucket and Tongs - This is mainly used for easy access, don't get one too big that all the ice melts before you use it but don't get something so small that you have to keep refilling it either.

Combo Corkscrew/Bottle Opener - Obviously needed to open that fine wine or bottles of beer that don't have twist tops.

Paring Knife/Cutting Board - Used to cut up lemons and limes for garnishing along with other fruits in certain drinks.

Shaker - Used for mixing various drinks.

Measure - There is a special device that looks like two triangles on top of each other at the apexes but a lot of people use a shot glass these days.

Bar Strainer - Used in a lot of cocktail recipes to stain out ice that might have been used to cool ingredients in a recipe. It looks like a little paddle with lots of round rings on the end.

Lemon/Lime Squeezer - This has a flat collector base with a raised pointed section in the middle with ridges. Its used to squeeze out fresh lemon or lime juice.

There are over 20 different styles of glasses from brandy to wine. Did y...

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