Strain sans Stress

A Redesigned Cocktail Strainer, Tested in High-Volume Bars


Drinks By Photo by A Bar Above
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That most cocktail strainers are cumbersome is a minor annoyance to the home bartender, and a potentially shift-wrecking setback to the professional. Having experienced their fair share of poorly designed barware, Chris and Julia Tunstall, founders of cocktail blog A Bar Above, launched Top Shelf Bar Supply, a collection of professional-grade barware made to remedy grievances with existing tools. The company’s most recent and most notable product is a Hawthorne cocktail strainer. Made from high-quality stainless steel and forgoing welded parts for added durability, the updated strainer features an ergonomically designed fingerhold and eliminates excess metal near the strainer’s grip.

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