Bottoms Up

These Bar Tools Will Help You Mix Like a Pro

Barware to celebrate.

By Jackie Rogers February 7, 2017 Published in the January-February 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Tools of the Trade

Equip your bar with the tools that help you mix like a pro. With a contemporary and refined design, this bar tool set fits with any décor. Includes a spoon, jigger, strainer and muddler. Crafted of stainless steel with a gold finish. Inspired by innovative chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Michael Mina. | $59.50,

For Your Bucket List

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This sophisticated ice bucket with its artfully hammered finish has a lid accented with a naturally shed Buffalo horn. Its double walls will keep ice at the ready while entertaining. | Orion Ice Bucket with Buffalo Horn, Mary Jurek Design, $295, at Write-On Sarasota.

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Easy Does It

Effortlessly remove corks from a bottle of wine with a fully automatic rechargeable wine bottle opener. A simple two-button electronic device uses one button for removing the cork from the bottle and the other for removing the cork from the opener. Quiet, compact and attractive enough to be kept on display. | Waring Electronic Wine Bottle Opener, $99.95, from Williams Sonoma at The Mall at UTC.

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Decant In Style

Store your favorite single malt scotch in this crystal and pewter decanter accented with leather. Add the matching ice bucket and stag head scoop to complete a rugged yet refined look. | Arte Italica decanter, $275, ice bucket, $210, and pewter ice scoop, $113, all from Mélange.

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Shaken, Never Shattered

Designed by local Sarasota shop owner Maria Alberetti, these colorful glasses are crafted with a shortened stem to deter spilling. They are dishwasher safe, making after-party cleanup a breeze. Hand-made in Italy, this drinkware is blown with borosilicate glass, which means it’s also less likely to crack when the temperature changes. | Malbi Cup, $80 per glass, from Malbi Décor.

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Shake It Up

The pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality and good will. And with its distinct round shape and spiky plumes, the fruit is now the inspiration for a fun yet functional cocktail shaker, perfect for tropical settings. Made of silver-plated stainless steel with built-in strainer, the shaker seals to prevent liquids from spilling out. | W & P Design, $80, from Mercantile.

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