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A bar essentials kit is your helping partner with which you can display your  bartending skills as a professional mixologist or master the cocktail-making art as a beginner. Having a bar kit at home makes it so easy and relaxing to host any party wherein drinks would always be on the rounds.

Whether you are looking to buy a kit for the first time or seek to upgrade your existing bar cart, the following home bartending kits available in India will be the best go to options. Read on to find out what each of them has and make your final choice suiting your needs.

  1. 14 Piece Cocktail Shaker Set [Bar box]

This set is made up of top-quality stainless steel and is super durable for bartending. It is a package that comes with almost all essential tools that serve professional needs for preparing different cocktails such as Cosmopolitans, Margaritas, Old-Fashioneds,  Manhattans, and a lot more others. This can also serve as a perfect gift for your friends and family members who love to make cocktails/mocktails or are interested in the art of mixology.

The kit consists of a Cocktail Shaker, (750 ml), a Jigger (30ml/60ml), a Bar Spoon, 2 Bottle Pourers, 1 Muddler, 1 Corkscrew, 1 Heathrow Strainer, 1 Julep Strainer, 1 Mesh Strainer, 1 Lemon Squeezer, 1 Ice Tong, 2 Steel Straws. This completes the home bar in the most pro way.

  1. Portable 10 piece Bar Set [MensXP]

Fancy a traveller’s bar kit that is easy to carry and handle on a road or camping trip with friends? This kit is exactly what you want. Bring the party wherever you are with this must-have MensXP Portable Bar Set. It comprises 8 delightful, premium and multi-purpose bar accessories to raise your spirits and level up your bar game. This set comes neatly rolled in a canvas roll-on bag, easy to carry even in a backpack.

The Set includes a whiskey pourer, a wine pourer, a bar blade, a peg measurer, a pair of shot glasses, a cocktail shaker, a multipurpose corkscrew, a stainless steel mini hip flask and  a roll-on canvas bag. Boast your kit and be the coolest and the most party-ready person in your circle!

  1. 19 pieces Mini Bar Set with Wood Stand [Bar box]

This above par extensive bar setup contains all the bar accessories one needs and some even more than you will ever need with a classy wooden stand to place all perfectly and neatly on your bar top. It comes with bonus recipe cards that will come quite handy when you want to make a cocktail and just are not able to get the exact ingredients and their measurements in your mind.

The set consists of a cocktail shaker, a muddler, a Heathrow strainer, an ice tong, a bar blade, a corkscrew opener, a double-sided jigger of 30-60 ml, a bar spoon, 2 steel straws, 3 bottle stoppers, 4 shot glasses ( two pairs),  cocktail recipe cards.

  1. Bartender Kit (Set of 6) [Bar box]

This bartender’s mini delight kit has all the basic essential tools required for preparing Margaritas, Cosmopolitans, Manhattans, Old-Fashioneds, Long Island Iced Teas and a lot more other amazing cocktails. It is a best gifting option if you want to opt for a compatible kit for your friends and family.

The set consists of 1 cocktail shaker, 1 muddler, 1 double-sided jigger 30-60 ml, 1 bar spoon and 2 liquor pourers. The small yet useful kit is handy, especially for use by a newbie.

  1. Portable leather Bar cabinet (16-Pcs) [BarBox]

This yet another portable bar kit has all the essential bar tools and a little more for mixing and enjoying a good drink on a day out.  This exclusive set from bar box contains 4 fine quality Italian glasses, 1 cocktail shaker, 1 muddler, 30-60 ml double sided jigger, Heathrow strainer, 1 julep strainer, 1 mesh strainer, 2 stainless steel straws, 1 bar blade opener, 1 bar spoon, 1 bottle pourer, 1 ice tong, and complimentary, easy-to-follow cocktail recipe cards too as an added bonus! With these you can prepare all the classic cocktails from Bloody Mary to Cosmopolitan. Customize this product or Gift Wrap it the way you want.

  1. Chelsea Barware – Brass [Westelm]

This shiny golden brass bar kit is designed exclusively for West Elm by Aaron Probyn. The shining set sets the bar apart from other usual’s with its appealing look. The barware collection has clean, modern lines and consists of everything you need to get your bar stocked and ready for a party. The set is made up of Stainless steel in a Brass finish.

The set comprises a Cocktail Shaker of 24 fluid oz., an Ice Bucket, a Tray, an Angled Jigger, a Wine Cooler and a pair of Tongs.

  1. Shuban Bar Tool Set with Sleek Bamboo Stand Base [Amazon]

This 10 piece Professional Bartenders Kit is a Perfect Home Bartending package with a stylish bamboo stand for an awesome mixology experience and a great decor item for your bar area. It’s a premium set made of anti-rust, flavorless and corrosion-proof 304 Stainless Steel. The Shaker comes with a  built-in-strainer that will not leak while shaking or mixing to ensure an impressive experience. The eco-friendly bamboo stand would surely catch your friends and guests attention at parties. The base is made of tough and sturdy bamboo that can keep all the bartender tools in one.

The Kit includes all the bar tools you need while making cocktails such as a 25 oz Cocktail Shaker (750ml), Bamboo Stand, Ice tongs, Mixing spoon, Dual Capacity Jigger (15ml/30ml), Strainer, Muddler, Corkscrew and 2 Liquor Pourers.

With this martini shaker set, you can make all kinds of cocktails, such as vodka, mojito and scotch whisky at any occasion. All the bar tools and the bamboo holder are put in a beautiful and well-designed gift box to serve as a great and charming gift for your family and friends on anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and other occasions.

So if you really wanna get real creative with your liquor, shop the above mentioned best in class bartender kits, and live your best tipsy life!s. Cocktails are a great way to put your creativity to the test and experiment with different ingredients to invent the best drink ever!

We may enjoy watching the bartenders work their magic behind the bar, creating the most amazing cocktails for you, however, to save time, sometimes they end up using pre-,ade cocktail mixers. Now for some, this may not be as good as the authentic cocktails, which you rightly have reasons for as some liquor store shelves  get flooded with the sticky-sweret, neon- hued bottles for the impatient party hosts and bars, which the people eventually grew tired of. This paved the way for the creative home bartenders and pros to use fresh ingredients like fruits and homemade syrups to create the best pre-made cocktail mixers resulting in the best cocktails!

Luckily these cocktail mixers in India do not come laden with sugar or hued bright green, they are instead packed with the goodness of  fresh ingredients like real fruits, spices and herbs. These cocktail mixers are in fact more fun to try and make drinks at home with your personal twist giving you that feeling of a home-bartender.

Here are a list of the some of the brands that offer the best cocktail mixers in India-

Sepoy & Co.

Sepoy & Co. headquartered in Delhi, has created quite the buzz for their highly wondrous tonic waters and original ginger ale. Their tonic waters are available in three distinct flavors of Spiced Grapefruit, Mint and Indian. Their ‘low-sugar’ mixers are a delight and always a hit when paired with different liquors.

Bengal Bay

This is the perfect blend of botanicals that bring out the flavors of spirits. Bengal Bay offers an organic alternative to the regular tonics available in the market. Their Classic Indian Tonic Water and Spiced Orange & Basil Tonic Water are carefully crafted with low sugar content and hence can be consumed as is.

Jimmy’s Cocktails

Looking for mixers that are fruity, fabulous and can bring life to any celebration, then Jimmy’s Cocktails are your go-to! They are available in four flavors- Cosmopolitan, Mango Chilli Mojito, Sex On The Beach and Whiskey Sour. Their fruity ingredients and botanicals are perfectly balanced. These can be enjoyed as mocktails too. Have fun experimenting with these lively cocktail mixers!

Svami

Based out of Mumbai, three ‘seasoned drinkers’ launched Svami Tonic. These all-natural drinks are not overly sweet (yay!) and are available in some different variants. They include Original Tonic Water, Light Tonic Water, Grapefruit Tonic Water, Cucumber Tonic Water, 3 Cal Tonic and Ginger Ale.

Perfect cocktail mixers in India for any occasion.

Mumbai Mixers

Available in bright and eye catching packaging, these cocktail mixers will definitely catch your attention for their low calories, zero trans fats and no artificial flavors. They are available in flavors like Cosmopolitan, Whiskey Sour, Mojito and Sex On The Beach. These have a fruity, smooth and tasty flavor. They are non-alcoholic but also ideal for those of you craving a delicious drink as a cooler without the alcohol.

& Stirred Cocktail Mix

With mixer flavours like Whiskey Sour, Pina Colada, Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Sangria, Mojit- & Stirred Cocktail Mixers are oh so delightful to say the least. Besides being economical, these cocktail mixers are for sure to turn any house party into a huge hit! These also bring out the home bartender in all, making the mixing and the process of making the cocktails so fun and an entire experience in itself.

Drinktales!

Saving the best for last?

Well maybe!

Drinktales, being fairly new in the cocktail mixer biz, however has come up with innovative Cocktail Crystals in four killer flavours of Chilli Margarita, Cosmopolitan, Old Fashioned and Mint Daiquiri. Besides these, what makes Drinktales better is that these flavours are also available in fun boxes with such catchy names; Bachelor Box, Anniversary Box, Birthday Box and a Special Occasion Box, yes! There’s one for every special day or occasion! These boxes contain coaters, magnets, shaker, measurer, stirrer and eco-friendly straws apart from the mixer sachets. What are you waiting for grab these goodies now!

India for sure does not lag when it comes to offering some of the best cocktail mixers. We hope this list helps you make your decision on getting the best mixers for your drinks or more so try them all!