Our Favourite Barware Essentials

When putting together a bar you need to start with the essentials. Here we take a look at some of our bar must haves and some of our favourite glasses to go with your new barware.


The most essential choice for barware is the Boston Cocktail Shaker. Just a glass and a tin are all you need to mix drinks like the professionals every time! The Boston Shaker Can is made from stainless steel, making it hardwearing, durable and dishwasher safe. It has a 28oz capacity and is designed to fit a Boston shaker glasses.


The 3 piece shaker set is a great choice for making multiples of cocktails.  This set is durable and hardwearing and is great at chilling cocktails fast and for good dilution.This Copper Shaker will light up any bar and make your cocktail preparations look spectacular. 


The Hawthorne strainer is a unique style of strainer with its spring coil. This is ideal for stirrer and mixed drinks and an essential for any cocktail bars. Thicker spring with coil's more tightly compact against each other to remove more of the ice and fruit than competitor products.


Every bar must have both a corkscrew and a bottle opener. The Double Reach Corkscrew from Beaumont helps pull the cork out easily and straight due to the hinged lever. A durable product, built to last and withstand the most rigorous of commercial use. Hand Bottle Opener is an essential in any bar environment.

Stainless Steel Spirit Measure is CE marked for use with prescribed spirits. It is used as a standard bar measure and can be used by professional bars but would be ideal for use at home also. Durable stainless steel spirit measures essential and reliable tool for every bar environment.



Stainless steel mixing spoon with a masher is a must for any cocktail bar. Multi use spoon that can mash fruit in cocktails as well as stirring the mixture together. 



The Softwood Muddler 8" is made from one piece of softwood, and has been sealed so is resistant to the effects alcohol can have on wood. There is a flat mashing head used for crushing fruit for cocktail mixes. Ideal for use serving cocktails.

Inspired by vintage Libbey 1930's stemware, Speakeasy features an ornate stem with facets perfect for showcasing everything from vintage classic cocktails to the latest cocktail innovation.


Handled Glass Jars are perfect for serving cocktails, juices, beers and even desserts and create a stylish and fresh image for your place. Great serving option for bars.


If you are looking for something different and stylish, then our Hawaiian gold pineapple cup is your best option! The creative and stylish look is perfect for your more creative cocktails!


Shop our wide range of barware and accessories and our latest glassware available online now at Hugh Jordan to find your essential barware and glassware.

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