1. Muddler from 8 Summer Bar Essentials Slideshow

8 Summer Bar Essentials Slideshow

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1. Muddler

If you’re making any sort of mojito, mint julep, or caipirinha this summer, chances are you’re going to need a muddler. Of course, the amateurs can use a long, wooden spoon or a wooden pestle to get the job done, but a professional-grade muddler with a ribbed bottom will extract just the right amount of juice and oils to elevate your summer cocktails. 

Muddlers We Like:

Bar Cocktail Muddler, $4.25, kegworks.com

Silicone and Stainless Steel Muddler, $12.95, Crate & Barrel

Rösle Fruit Muddler, $22, Williams-Sonoma