Mini Bar at home – How to make one for Indian homes – Part 3
We wanted to add a couple of accessories which would go into your mini bar. To start with we talk about the “Jigger”.
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Simply put, Jigger is a measuring device which is used to pour alcohol or other liquids in proper proportion while mixing cocktail drinks. The image shown above is what is very common. It has two parts. The one at the bottom is used to dispense 30ml or 3cl of liquid (also known as “small”) and the one on top is used to dispense 60ml or 6cl of liquid (also known as “large”).
Generally cocktails consist of one or two alcoholic beverages with fruit juices, spices, fruit bits, ice and flavouring syrups. You can check the internet for some amazing recipes for cocktails.
Some variants of a Jigger are shown below:
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The next accessory is somewhat too professional in our opinion. But it can come in very handy and avoid all the mess. We are talking about the “pourer”.
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These devices plug into the bottle’s mouth and provide an easy way to pour the liquid into the jigger or directly into glass. They usually fit every bottle and have a rubberised “one size fits all” kind of a design.
They can be reused for many bottles. Just make sure you wash them before plugging it into another bottle.
The last item which we would discuss in this article is the ice-crusher. With the exception of “one the rock” drinks, ice cubes are not a favorite for most drinks including cocktails. Most people do not like to see ice cubes floating in the drink. So we can use the ice crushed, reduce the surface area of the cube and use it in cocktail mixers. Some drinks like Irish Cream are actually served on crushed ice. So it is a good option to have one too.
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We hope that we were able to give you some good tips to set up your mini bar.
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