The easiest way to mix up quality drinks is to measure the ingredients. Once you’ve tried a few cocktail recipes and maybe experimented with adding your own signature twist, you’ll need to duplicate the formula for consistent taste on the cocktails you and your guests like the best.
An OXO Good Grips Mini Angled Measuring Cup is one of the best solutions out there for home bars and many professionals like it too. The mini measuring cup has a flat face built into the container which is inclined at an angle so you can easily see how much is being measured from the top without bending over to the side to look.
The clear plastic and bold measurement markings make it very readable without having to get close and squint either. Another great feature is that because of the angled face, the scale graduations are spaced farther apart than the same vertical markings which helps you see what you’re doing a little better. There are marks running up the outside as welll so any which way you look at it will be handy.
Professional bartenders place a much bigger emphasis on speed than a home bartender will ever need to. Its a business and they get very good at quickly measuring drinks through long hours of practicing counting pours in combination with barware gadgets like bottle pourers, jiggers, etc.
Home bar owners don’t need bartending expertise and most probably don’t have the time or want learn how to anyway. Its guaranteed that you’ll have fun giving some of those fancy tricks a try but most of the time it will be a few drinks here and there and this little mini measuring cup will be one of your must have tools behind the bar.
This mini model measures up to 1/4 cup ( 2 oz - 4 tbs - 12 tsp ) and works well for kitchen cooking and dispensing medicines too. You may want a couple for both locations and different sizes are available as well. Get the 1/4 Cup Mini Measuring Cup for your bar and the 3-Piece Angled Measuring Cup Set with larger sizes for your kitchen and you’ll be able to measure just about anything including cooking and preparing drinks in batches or large punch recipes.