Hi there. I’ve gotten into making cocktails and while I have some basic supplies I’m wondering what’s a good source for things like glasses and bar equipment. I would like some rocks glasses and Collins glasses as well as some champagne flutes and while I don’t want to spend a ton I also don’t want crappy stuff. I need a bar spoon and some metal straws too. Just wondering if anyone has some good sources for things like this. Thanks so much!
And if anyone’s interested, the book my husband got me that’s inspired this is The Office: Classic Cocktails by Allen and Sarah Hemberger and it is excellent!
I’ve been going with restaurant supply stores (WebstaurantStore has a good intro offer which doesn’t require membership) myself for years. having smashed one too many finer pieces over the years i like not having to be concerned about mishandling a glass; i just reach into my value stock in the garage when i do. of course, i’ll bring out the finer ware for special wines and occasions.
I use below ones for a martini (and some other drinks). That’s 22.50 per glass. Making a martini at home costs me around 4 dollar (Tanqueray no 10), so let’s say the glass equals the cost of 6 cocktails.
If one enjoys cocktails 22.50 isn’t a lot imho. Especially as the glass is thin, extremely clear, can withstand the dishwasher, and even a drop from small heights.