Bartending Equipment Springfield VA

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Merrifield Kabob and Hookah Lounge
(703) 204-4400
8428 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA
 
Oasis
(703) 671-4063
3813 South George Mason Drive
Falls Church, VA
 
Lebnan Zaman
8411 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA
 
Prince Cafe of Georgetown
(202) 625-6400
3205 Prospect St. N.W.
Washington, DC
 
Gazuza
1629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
 
Prince Cafe
(703) 931-8200
3821 South George Mason Drive
Falls Church, VA
 
Gua-Rapo
2039 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
 
Prince Cafe of the Harbor
1042 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
 
Prince of Tenletown
4629 41st Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Coyote Ugly
(202) 589-0016
717 6th St. NW
Washington, DC
 

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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