Bar Tools + Festive Drink Recipes

We’re always on the lookout for tools that make things easier. So as you head into the Christmas period you’ll be super happy with the new season cocktail tools below!

And just because it’s clever to have a “trial run” pre Christmas, we’ve sourced a few recipes for you to try out to give your new tools a test drive. After all… you can never be too prepared!

  • Metalic Glass Markers - Set Of 4

    Forget wine charms! Add a personal touch on wine glasses or tumblers with our Metalic Wine Glass Marker Set.

    Now it’s easy to create festive decorations on your favourite glassware without the fear of staining them. Made with non-toxic ink, cleaning off your designs is really easy. You simply wipe off with a sponge and start again! Draw snowflakes, holly or Rudolph’s footprints and label each glass, using them instead of place cards on your table. This set includes four pens: 1 x silver, 2 x gold and 1 x red so you can really go to town on your creations.

    Washes off in warm soapy water.

  • Sachi Insulated Wine Purse

    Whether you’re transporting drinks to a dinner party or your next picnic, the Sachi Insulated Wine Purse has everything you need to keep your drinks chilled.

    Complete with a zip closure, integrated easy carry handles and a single leak proof compartment, this stylish wine tote is designed to keep your wine or soft drinks cold and fresh! Available in a charcoal, blush or gold colour, this compact cooler is the ultimate wine accessory.

  • Vacu Vin Champagne Saver

    Once a bottle of champagne is opened it starts to spoil. But our Champagne Saver in Black has been designed to slow that process and maintain the quality of bubbles for longer.

    Solving the age-old problem of flat leftover champagne, this saver is incredibly easy to use. It simply attaches to the top of an opened bottle, then the lever is pushed down to seal the bottle and keep it nice and bubbly. Instantly the quality of the champagne is maintained and the oxidation process is slowed down. When needed, the lever can be pushed up and then this product turns into a clever pourer with a handy non-drip action. Use with leftover champagne after a party and make that celebratory bottle last longer.


  • Glass Markers

    Help your guests to easily recognise their own wine glass, give every glass or guest a colourful character with Vacu Vin Party People Glass Markers. The unique Party People figures attach themselves with a suction cup to any smooth surface. Each glass marker varies in design and colour allowing simple identification and no mix ups! Comes in a set of 12 unique designs.

  • Whisky Stones

    Made from recycled soapstone, these Whisky Stones will cool your favourite spirit or beverage without spoiling or diluting the taste. Easy to use, simply wash and place in the freezer and once frozen, they’re all but ready! Completely safe, these handy chillers will make a great gift for a special someone; or if you’re looking for some sleek whisky stones to swirl around in your glass, this set is for you!

  • Viski Belmont Gold Double Cocktail Jigger

    Whether you’re a cocktail master or a budding novice, you’ll need a few equipment pieces and a few good recipes to make your mark.

    Add this Viski Belmont Gold Double Cocktail Jigger to your collection today to add a touch of elegant style to your next cocktail party or get together. Designed with a lustrous gold finish with a band that separates the single and double shot sections, this Double Jigger makes a trendy gift.

    So why not entice the senses with the range of contemporary barware that combines function with exceptional design to add a brilliant shine to your next function.

  • Belmont Gold Corkscrew

    Whether you’re a cocktail master or a budding novice, you’ll need a few equipment pieces and a few good recipes to make your mark.

    Add this Viski Belmont Gold Corkscrew to your collection today to add a touch of elegant style to your next cocktail party or get together. Designed with a lustrous gold finish, this Corkscrew makes a trendy gift. Features include a double hinged arm for more leverage, a sharp worm that penetrates cork in five or so turns and a foil cutter to open most types of bottles. Made from stainless steel with a  24K gold plated exterior for a trend and sophisticated piece of barware.

    So why not entice the senses with the range of contemporary barware that combines function with exceptional design to add a brilliant shine to your next function.

  • Soiree Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker 700ml

    Whether you’re a cocktail master or a budding novice, you’ll need a few equipment pieces and a few good recipes to make your mark.

    Add this Soiree Cocktail Shaker to your collection today to add a touch of elegant style to your next cocktail party or get together. Designed with a lustrous gold finish, this Cocktail Shaker is made from a durable Stainless Steel and holds an impressive 700ml of your favourite concoction.

    Entice the senses with this barware that combines function with exceptional design to add a brilliant shine to your next function.

  • Magnetic Bottle Opener

    Forget rummaging through drawers searching for your bottle opener; simply place it on the front of your fridge and you’re always prepared. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a loved one or simply need your own, this durable, stainless steel Magnetic Bottle Opener won’t let you down.

    24378_DNE7015-1 Magnetic Bottle opener

  • Viski Admiral Liquor Decanter 900ml

    Enjoy your favourite liquor of choice and add a touch of classic sophistication to your home or office.

    With an elegant cross hatch etched design, this Viski Admiral Decanter is sure to impress. Made from high quality cut glass, this timeless piece holds 900ml of your spirits. Crafted in an octangular shape, this Liquor Decanter is sure to stand out from the crowd. Why not use this Admiral Decanter for your favourite wine, gin, sherry, whisky, bourbon, port plus more!

    So why not entice the senses with the range of contemporary barware that combines function with exceptional design to add a brilliant shine to your home.

Recipes to try this festive season!

So get your cocktail shaker, spirit measure, glass markers and whisky stones ready, it’s time for a beverage! We have searched for some great recipes for you to try this Christmas.

Pomegranate Pimms

Pomegranate Pimms

Pemegranate Pimms

Source: Delicious. – September 2007, Page 68, Recipe by Valli Little
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17886/pomegranate+pimms?ref=collections,christmas-drinks

Equipment

  • A jug
  • Tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 200ml Pimms
  • 200ml pomegranate juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1-cup (250ml) soda water
  • 1-cup (250ml) lemonade
  • ¼ telegraph cucumber, halved cut into long, thin slices
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves

Method:

  1. Place Pimms, juice and ice cubes into a jug.
  2. Fill with soda water and lemonade.
  3. Stir in the cucumber, orange and mint.
  4. Serve garnished with orange, if using.
Peach and Champagne Bellini

Peach and Champagne Bellini

Peach and champaign bellini

Source: Taste.com.au – December 2008, Page 18, Recipe by Kate Murdoch
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/20820/peach+and+champagne+bellini

Equipment

  • Champagne Flutes
  • Chopping Board

Ingredients:

  • 2 yellow peaches
  • Peach nectar
  • Angostura bitters
  • Champagne or chilled sparkling wine

Method:

  1. Thinly slice peaches (leave the skin on). Divide peach slices between 6 champagne flutes.
  2. Add enough peach nectar to come 1/3 way up the glass.
  3. Add a couple of drops of Angostura bitters.
  4. Top up glasses with champagne or chilled sparkling wine and serve immediately.
Thai Styled Mojito

Thai Styled Mojito

Mojito

Source: Australian Good Taste – June 2007, Page 14, and Recipe by Gemma Purcell
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/16930/thai+style+mojito

Equipment:

  • A shaker
  • A muddler
  • Tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime, coarsely chopped
  • 5 large fresh mint leaves
  • 5-kaffir lime leaves, coarsely torn
  • 1-tablespoon brown sugar
  • 40-60ml white rum
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • Chilled soda water, to serve

Method:

  1. Place lime, mint, kaffir lime leaves and sugar into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Use a muddler to crush lime and leaves until the sugar has almost dissolved.
  3. Add the rum and ice cubes. Cover and shake well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
  5. Top with soda water and serve immediately.
Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Source: Taste.com.au – July 2008, Page 12, Recipe by Kate Murdoch
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19194/mulled+wine

Equipment:

  • A large saucepan
  • A strainer
  • Wine glasses

Ingredients:

  • 10 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 roughly grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups water
  • Roughly grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 apple, roughly chopped (skin on)
  • 750ml fruity red wine (such as a merlot)

Method:

  1. Heat cloves, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, water, orange rind and apple in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add red wine and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Strain and divide among serving glasses. Serve immediately.
Whisky Sour

Whisky Sour

Whiskey Sour

Source: Jamie Oliver Drinks Tube
http://www.jamieoliver.com/drinks-tube/recipe/whiskey-sour/#1hweZG0l9pBrqIwH.97

Equipment

  • A shaker
  • A strainer
  • Short glass

Ingredients

  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • ½ part sugar syrup
  • ½ part egg white
  • Cubed ice

To Garnish:

  • 1 cherry and an orange slice

Method:

  1. Put ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker and shake hard for about 20 seconds to chill the liquid really well.
  2. Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the cherry and orange slice.
Watermelon Punch

Watermelon Punch

Prep 25 mins | Serves 6

Source Woolworths Fresh Magazine

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/recipedetail/6565/watermelon-punch

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 bunch mint
6 cups chopped watermelon
2 x 275ml bottles Vodka Cruiser
Juicy Watermelon
750ml bottle soda water or sparkling mineral water
4 cups crushed ice
extra mint leaves to garnish

METHOD

1. Combine sugar, juice and mint in a bowl. Stir until combined, crushing mint to extract flavour.
Stand for 20 minutes for sugar to dissolve.

2. Meanwhile, process watermelon in a food processor until finely chopped. Strain through a fine
sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids. Strain sugar mixture and add to watermelon purée with
Vodka Cruisers, sparkling water and ice. Pour into glasses and serve garnished with mint leaves.

Tropical Cocktail

Tropical Cocktail

Source : Woolworth Fresh magazine

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/recipedetail/6506/tropical-cocktail

Serves 8         Prep 20 Mins     Cook 5 Mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4 thin slices ginger
  • 3 cups H2coco Coconut Water
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup Malibu
  • 750ml soda water

METHOD

Trim 1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into thin slices, then into small wedges. Place in a bowl and refrigerate until required. Place 1 cup water, 1/2 cup caster sugar, 4 kaffir lime leaves and 4 thin slices ginger into a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Stand for 20 minutes to allow flavours to infuse. Strain through a fine sieve and discard solids. Chill. Combine sugar syrup, 3 cups h2coco coconut water, 2 cups pineapple juice, juice of 2 limes, 1/2 cup malibu, 2 kaffir lime leaves and pineapple wedges (reserving some for garnish) in a large bowl and stir until combined. Pour into tall jugs with 4 cups ice. Add 750ml soda water and stir until combined. Fill glasses with cocktail, garnish with a pineapple wedge on the side and serve immediately.

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