Practical guide


Tall, flared, or rounded, glasses help you bring out the aromas, flavours, and subtleties of your cocktails. One more reason to learn what goes with what!

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Mix, stir, measure-the things you do at a bar are easier when you have the right tools. This list tells you the basic utensils you need. It’s up to you to add extras if you feel like it or once you’ve gained more experience.

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Preparation techniques

It's easy to get into cocktail preparation. All you need is to learn a few basic techniques, as shown in these videos. Want to learn how to use a shaker or how to rim a glass? Watch the video!


Essential for the preparation of long drinks, mixes allow you to dilute the alcohol and add a refreshing and tasty note to your cocktails.

  • Soft drinks
  • Fruit juice
  • Teas and herbal teas
  • Coffee and expresso
  • Tomato juice
  • Clam juice
  • Coconut milk


Garnishes and decorations are not optional! They give style to your cocktails and intensify the plethora of flavours. Let your imagination go wild!

  • Fresh and canned fruit (oranges, lemons, limes, cranberries, pineapple, lychee fruit, maraschino cherries, olives)
  • Fresh vegetables (celery sticks, Lebanese cucumbers)
  • Fresh herbs (basil, mint, rosemary)
  • Straws
  • Martini picks and swizzle sticks
  • Coasters
  • Plenty of ice cubes

The essentials

Already in your pantry, these essentials are great for expanding your repertoire.

  • Salt, pepper and sugar
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Grenadine
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Lime and/or lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Cane syrup or simple syrup