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The CCC motto, “No Shitty Cherries” T-Shirt will tell everyone what you think of ingredients that aren’t up to par! Available in Men’s & Women’s fit & V-neck as well.
I love these “Not So Proper” Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins. Absolutely love them. They are tongue-in-cheek, and naughty, while appearing outwardly so nice and proper. The irony here speaks to me so loudly. And I have never seen anything like them. **Use code mommymixology for 10% off!** Click here to purchase
Love egg white cocktails? This is an easy cheat! Instead of dry shaking until your arm hurts, just use this cute little guy for a few seconds to froth it up instantly! (Don’t forget to wet shake too!)
This is my go-to clear ice maker. You get 2 trays. One makes 6 cubes, the other makes 5 spheres! They are ready in 24 hours. The cubes are super easy to make. The spheres are gorgeous, but more difficult to make. Some old fashioned glasses, though, have narrower openings & you can only fit the sphere. I always make a bunch and keep them in a ziploc bag in my freezer. Game changer! This elevates any cocktail. *Also, great gift idea!
This is a great starter set that includes a Boston shaker (the kind that won’t get stuck), a Hawthorne strainer, a jigger, a muddler, a mixing spoon, and a citrus press.
If you only want spheres, this clear ice maker is the easiest to use. It makes 4 large crystal clear ice spheres (2.36″ diameter) at a time.
Leopold Jigger – That’s what the shape of this jigger is called. I find it the easiest to use. This one has markings on the inside (much easier than when they are on the outside) for 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 3/4 oz, 1 oz, 1 1/4 oz, 1 1/2 oz, 1 3/4 oz, & 2 oz measurements! Never eyeball an amount again!
Mixing glass – When you aren’t using citrus or mixers you don’t have to shake! Booze-only cocktails just need a quick stir to incorporate, chill, & dilute them. Use this mixing glass and a bar spoon.
Coolest. Gift. Ever. Where do I start about why this infuser is amazing… First of all, it is so easy to use. The bottom unscrews, making it so easy to fill the infuser. It also makes it so easy to clean each component. The infuser is on the bottom of the bottle – not the top – so you can infuse as much or as little as you want! You don’t have to commit a whole bottle to trying a new infusion. Also, the mesh is fine enough that you don’t end up with chunks in your booze. I’ve used tea, cinnamon, fruit, herbs, cacao, and more in mine.
If you need cocktail pics for your Not Shitty Cherries in your Manhattans, there are so many to choose from. You can find gorgeous homemade ones on Etsy, but for classic ones that are long enough, these are what I use.
This is amazing because it combines the convenience of a premixed cocktail with the deliciousness of an aged cocktail! This is perfect for aged Manhattans, Negronis, or Vieux Carres. Don’t age anything in it with fresh citrus juices though!
If you want to really smoke your cocktails, this is amazing. In about 2 seconds, you have a ton of smoke. You can smoke the glass before you pour in your cocktail, smoke it right into the bottle (cool presentation), or smoke the cocktail after it’s made if you can enclose it with the cloche. Also, it’s great for meats or fish in the kitchen (even I’ve used it there!)
Smoker Lids with valves! This is a game changer. The cloche takes up too much space and smokes the outside of the glass where your hand touches. These lids cover your cocktail glass with a valve so the smoke stays in your glass (not setting off your fire alarm). Use them with the Breville smoker to smoke all your favorite cocktails. You can also put one over a bottle or carafe to direct smoke inside and then cover to smoke a batch at one time!
These ice trays do NOT make clear ice, but I use them all the time for stirring cocktails. I love the size of them! They are 1.25″ cubes so they are perfect for not over diluting stirred drinks.
Garnish tongs! These are so fun to use when digging cherries out of the jar, garnishing with spices, herbs, or edible flowers.
This is high level here… We got fancy and made hollowed-out ice spheres that we then filled with smoke. Super cool to create smoke bombs that you can explode with this tiny hammer! Bonus – it also has tiny screwdrivers in it! Best gift under $10 ever! Check out a video of us using it: https://mommymixology.net/chit-chat/