The level of sophistication in both professional as well as in home kitchens keeps increasing at a seemingly exponential rate. Part of this acceleration is perhaps due to increased specialization and availability of kitchen gadgets and accessories. Certainly interest in new recipes and procedures seems to be at an all-time high. No matter what one can dream up, equipment as well as online instructions are never very far away. And of course, that goes for booze, too.
The craft cocktail movement of recent years has brought with it the need for specialized tools -- or at least constantly accessible familiar ones. Taking up where the Swiss Army Knife left off, the Bar10der Ten-in-One Ultimate Bartending Tool ($49.99) looks to help usher in a new era of mixology, one booze-soaked beverage at a time.
Featuring a full bar's worth of gadgetry that all tucks into the handle, the cocktail contraption comes complete with the following tools: muddler, stirrer, knife, channel knife, zester, reamer, jigger, corkscrew, strainer, and of course, a bottle opener. Naturally, it is also available in four different colors. Deciding what to do with all that equipment shouldn't be hard to figure out; everything included is a common enough bar tool. But if inspiration is needed, the product's Web site does include recipe ideas. Cheers!