Must-Have Barware

We at TABLE love a well-prepared cocktail. And — just as with food — the prep and the presentation are almost as important as the final product. These must-have special barware tools for making and serving drinks — be they for yourself, your partner, or your guests — elevate day-to-day life. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

By the way, these items also make fantastic gifts…

A four piece barware bottle set from Pols Potten in the colors blue, orange, and pink sit on a blank background.
Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Polspotten, Bubbles & Bottles Mix

Mouth-blown, hand-worked glass in intriguing colors (there are three sets available — black and white, cognac [shown], and multi-color) that look great alone or in a group.

A smoked grey bottle sits in front of an old fashioned cocktail with smoke rising up through the photo.
Photo courtesy of Viski

Alchemi, Smoked Cocktail Kit

If you’re into the wildly popular trend, this 5-piece set is an easy way to prepare your Smoked Manhattan or Old-Fashioned. Includes everything, even whiskey-smoked oak pellets.

A golden cocktail shaker from Zanetto Barware sits on a blank background.
Photo courtesy of Artemest

Zanetto, Corteccia Cocktail Shaker

Handmade in Italy, with an all-over hammered finish that makes it feel both glamorous and organic. The juxtaposition of textured and smooth parts amplifies the fine craftsmanship.

A clear soda siphon with a black nozzle top sits against a blank white background.
Photo courtesy of Katom

Steelite, Utopia Siphon

You mean you don’t have an elegant, old-school soda siphon? We thought you would. Now’s your chance to raise your Scotch and sodas — and your whole cocktail game — to new heights.

A black barware set sits beside a cocktail featuring a cocktail shaker, stirring spoon, strainer, and more.
Photo courtesy of Williams Somona

Williams Sonoma, Encore Ultimate Set

Professional-quality gear that brings something extra in the style department with an enticing matte black finish. All the tools you need to be the host/ess with the most/ess.

A grey cocktail shaker sits to the left of a silver barware kit with stirring rods, measurement cups, and a strainer.
Photos courtesy of Texxture Home

Tomini, Hand-Forged Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker and Hand-Forged Stainless Steel Barware Set

If your decor is more New York loft and your tastes skew more industrial chic, this full complement of barware is perfect. Made of solid stainless steel — and comes gift boxed.

A stack of cold coasters and their container sits on a site backdrop.
Photo courtesy of Food 52

Schoolhouse, Brass Coaster Set

Everything you have should be as beautiful as possible, and these brass coasters are a way to add easy luxury to your bar area. Simple and shimmering on top, with non-slip cork below.

A stainless-steel ice bucket with a smooth top sits on a beige backdrop.
Photo courtesy of Food 52

Mepra, Italian Stile Ice Bucket 

Simplicity, Italian style. No extraneous details, just a pure gesture with clean lines and a brushed finish. There are even matching ice tongs. And it’s all dishwasher-safe to boot.

Story by Stephen Treffinger

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