A bar spoon is a necessary piece of metal in a bartender's toolbox.
A bar spoon is more than just a miscellaneous item in a bartender's trunk.
It's an important tool, and if you don't want to take our word for it,
here are five reasons why.
Reason 1: Many bar spoons are versatile
Bar spoons don't just stir cocktails and combine ingredients that shouldn't be shaken.
They also mix the ingredients to the optimal temperature and dilution because they don't
break down the ice too vigorously.
But it's the end of the spoon that's really interesting. Weighted, flat-tipped bar spoons,
like the INFULL bar spoon, are great for gently mashing herbs or reducing bubbles in champagne,
and the spoon itself can be used as a measuring spoon - much like a traditional teaspoon.
Reason 2: Add some charm to the mix
Versatility isn't limited to measuring. Bar spoons can also be used for layering, garnishing,
and even cracking ice cubes
For those who don't know, layering a drink involves pouring different densities of liquid into
a glass at once, starting with the heaviest to create a layering effect.Bols Bar Academy explains
how to layer with a bar spoon to add some showmanship.
"Place a flat bar spoon on the surface of the first ingredient. Pour the second ingredient down
the stem of the bar spoon, lifting the spoon as the liquid rises in the glass so that the flat head
is always on the surface of the liquid. Then repeat the following layers."
To add more drama to your drink, the teardrop-shaped end can be used to gently crack ice cubes,
while fork-shaped ends like Infull Cutlery's Trident Bar Spoon are perfect for garnish.
Reason 3. No need to strain!
When used properly, bar spoons are the best way to stir cocktails without tension or strain
for the bartender. This is especially true if the spoon is durable and ergonomically designed.
See our blog on mixing for the proper way to stir cocktails - skilled hands and the right
bar tools will avoid hand cramps or poorly mixed drinks.
Reason 4. A clear conscience
There's a rumor that you can just use a plastic straw to stir your cocktail.
But bar spoons are not only more effective than straws, they're also more eco-friendly.
And since our bar spoon products are made of hand-twisted stainless steel, the spoons
are reinforced to resist bending and breaking and are more durable, so you don't need
to replace them as often as others.
Reason 5. The choice isn't always overwhelming
While there are many different types of bar spoons available, the selection doesn't have
to be overwhelming to be manageable.
Finally, for those looking for an Americana look, Infull Cutlery’s classic bar spoons in gold,
brass, chrome or platinum are just the thing.