IT’S ALL IN THE KIT
If you’re looking forward to wowing your guests with a memorable Mai Tai or the perfect Piña Colada, you’ll need to gather together all the necessary equipment. Start with a cocktail shaker – you’ll want this for absolutely anything that needs
to be shaken, not stirred. If you’re new to cocktail making, opt for a classic Cobbler-style model, which has an in-built strainer. Next, choose a spirit measure. To pour accurate single and double measures, pick a double-sided measure (known as a double jigger). Finally, don’t forget a bottle opener, tongs for ice
and a long-handled cocktail spoon for mixing and mashing ingredients.
Create a glamorous corner for drinks preparation. Gold luxe drinks trolley, £228; faux tree, £162; both Audenza