Just so you know, this is currently a one-man blog dedicated to personal passions and priorities. I don't get paid to write anything in this space, and I don't accept bribes to promote products. Occasionally I'll get industry professionals "on the record" or tap a friend's / associate's brain to give the readers some extra pearls of wisdom; otherwise, I do the footwork and the research.
Except this time - this time I'm writing about a special find that came as a birthday gift! In one fell swoop it dramatically simplified the jumbled contents of my liquor cabinet, and since we're all into the best things I thought I'd share. Introducing...
If you're a sucker for gadgets like me, you're going to love this. It's called Bar10der (OH HO ho ho.... heh.... he... ahem), and yes, it comes in other iPod colors. Aside from a good shaker (and for the record, I recommend utilizing a Boston shaker over shakers with a built-in strainer - something I'll include in a later mixology topic) it's pretty much got everything you need in terms of bar/mixology tools. I'm also pleased to say that it's sturdy, solid, and definitely gets the job done. If it weren't, I wouldn't be giving this thing it's own blog post.
So check it, this thing's got slip-proof grips (a really nice touch actually) and is well-balanced in the hand for multi-disciplinary cocktail work. Where the liquid meets the glass, it's basically 10 tools in one:
This isn't plasticky or eye-candy - it's a real tool meant for real use with fold-out accessories that are well set and well designed. Happy to recommend it for the aspiring zen masters out there.
Would you like to know more?
(What... the actual... f***?)