Beginning a life as a cocktail enthusiast and home bartender requires you to have a minimal yet essential set of bar tools to make craft cocktails effectively.

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A simple Home Bartender Starter Kit helps to jump start your way through your first experimentation with cocktails. The essential bar tools for your cocktails creations includes:

* Boston Shaker & Strainer
* Bar Spoon
* Lemon Squeeze / Juicer
* Japanese Double Jigger
* Muddler
* Julep Strainer

You can also include a knife, cutting board, ice tray, citrus peeler, and a Lewis Bag but I don’t consider those essential bar tools for a new cocktail enthusiast. If you take your cocktail making experiences to a friends house you’ll almost always encounter a knife and cutting board along with some ice (or some bags of ice at the store). The focus here is just your essential bar tools, those that are probably not available “on the go.”

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ABOUT Common Man Cocktails (CMC)

Common Man Cocktails, inspired by Derrick Schommer’s intimidation when opening a cocktail book, is designed to show viewers how to create some of the most common cocktails to advanced crazy cocktails and to look back at the classics of yesterday. Derrick has learned as he goes and has been actively creating five recipes a week on the channel for over six years, lots of content to keep you entertained for hours!

CMC will teach you how to make some great cocktail designs, give you ideas for new cocktails and introduce you to the latest spirits, liqueurs, syrups, barware and bitters. If you’re looking to become a cocktail enthusiast or need new ideas for your bartending trade, CMC is a great place to start.

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