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Basic Bar Tools

The 10 essentials of every home bar.

By Amanda Hinnant
Home bar equipmentAnita Calero
  • Peeler
  • Long cocktail spoon
  • Bottle opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Jigger
  • Standard shaker
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Cocktail napkins
  • Juice squeezer
Read More About:Food & Drink

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