Cocktail Party Supplies Guide

Everything you need to make cocktails at home (minus the booze).  Making and mixing cocktails is actually more involved than you might think.  I have spent about 2 years compiling my tool kit from experimentation, talking to experts from LA to Austin and of course, shopping on Amazon.

This is a complete list of EVERYTHING I have found and use.  Enjoy!


he New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks

This is a fantastic book to help you find and discover new drinks as well as fun history behind them. Currently $12-15. Purchase HERE.



Stainless Steel Boston Shaker: 2-piece Set: 18oz Unweighted & 28oz Weighted Professional Bartender Cocktail Shaker

These are the ONLY way to shake.  I bought mine in LA on a recent visit and am so happy I bought them.  You will feel like a pro and love using them.   Currently $19.99. Purchase HERE.




Winco Stainless Steel 4-Prong Bar Strainer

After you shake or stir, you will need to strain your drink out into the glass.  This is the best.   Currently $3.98.  Purchase HERE.

NEW, Update International 11-Inch Stainless Steel Bar Spoon, Bar Spoons, Twist-Neck, Barware Mixing Spoon – set of 2

Perfect for stirring.  Period. Currently $5.00.  Purchase HERE.


Samuelworld Ice Cube Tray Large Size Silicone Flexible 8 Cavity Ice Maker for Whiskey and Cocktails, Keep Drinks Chilled

Treat yourself or your guests to awesome ice cubes with this square ice cube set.  Currently $12.78.  Purchase HERE.

Barfly M37005CP Japanese Jigger, 1 oz x 2 oz, Copper
My favorite jigger when mixing cocktails.  And it looks great! Currently $13.00.  Purchase HERE

OXO SteeL Muddler with Non-Scratch Nylon Head and Soft Non-Slip Grip

For this times when you need to crush a fruit or a mint.   Currently $13.95.  Purchase HERE.


Victorinox 47600 3.25 Inch Paring Knife with Straight Edge, Spear Point, Black, 3.25″

A great little knife for cutting zest peels or bits depending on your drink.   Currently $7.63. Purchase HERE.


1Easylife Stainless Steel Lemon Zester Grater with Channel Knife and Hanging Loop

A little more help if you like to zest correctly.   Currently $6.99.  Purchase HERE.


Algonquin Cocktail Glass (“Entertaining Set” of 4)

While these aren’t cheap, a “Coupe” glass is a must.  The main reason is that many cocktails call for them and (fun fact!) holding the stem keeps the drink from getting warm from your hand if its a cold drink.  Currently $44.00.  Purchase HERE.


Taylor’d Milestones Whiskey Glass, Premium 10 oz Scotch Glasses, Set of 2 Rocks Style Glassware for Bourbon and Old Fashioned Cocktails

Another staple cocktail glass or for pairing a spirit neat if the order should arise.  Currently $21.95.  Purchase HERE.

Anchor Hocking 5 Ounce Measuring Glass

If you need to mix up more than what a jigger can hold. Moscow Mules are a great example of needing one of these.  Currently $7.70.  Purchase HERE.

Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Measuring Cup

If you want to scale up a recipe you might need to measure even more.  Use this, it’s perfect.  Currently $17.99.  Purchase HERE.

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas

A DEEP dive into the world of Amaro.  If you want to get into cocktails, this is a must read, since amaro is such a big part.  Currently $13.99 – $17.68.  Purchase HERE.


Thirsty Rhino Karan, Round 1.5 oz Shot Glass with Heavy Base, Clear Glass, Set of 4

Not a need, but helpful if someone wants to “try” something.  This way you don’t dirty up a big glass.  Currently $7.99.  Purchase HERE.


Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Set of 4 – Solid Copper Handcrafted Copper Mugs for Moscow Mule Cocktail – 16 Ounce

Make the Moscow Mules look pretty.  Or other drinks!  Currently $29.99.  Purchase HERE.

Lenox Tuscany Classics Martini Glasses, Set of 4

You don’t need these but if you want to make a Martini, you just sorta kinda NEED to have these.  Currently $29.99.  Purchase HERE.

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge – (Double Old Fashioned Glass + Silicone Ice Form)

An amazing gift idea or to use if its you and a friend.  They are a bit gimmicky but actually fun to use.  Currently $17.95.  Purchase HERE.


Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mop Cleaning Towels – (16 by 19 inches) Pure Cotton White

Clean up your mess.  PLEASE!   Currently $16.99.  Purchase HERE.


Whiskey Stones – Yukiss Set of 8 with Plastic Storage Box Tongs, Stainless Steel

Another fun novelty item.  If you want to keep a drink cool but don’t want it to water down. (Perfect with a whiskey or bourbon if you like it chill.)  Currently $26.00.  Purchase HERE.


Tovolo Perfect Cube Ice Trays, Sturdy Silicone

If you are like me and make all your own ice, you might want to make smaller cubes. Enjoy!   Currently $12.95.  Purchase HERE.


OXO 3105000 Steel Double Jigger, 3-Inch

Another great jigger.    Currently $8.95.  Purchase HERE.


Tovolo King Cube – Spring Green

Another great silicone ice maker!  Currently $9.00.  Purchase HERE.