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BARTENDING 101: What Exactly Is A Jigger Anyway?

23rd Dec 2021

BARTENDING 101: What Exactly Is A Jigger Anyway?

So, you want to up your home bar game? Well, the most important thing in creating great cocktails is measuring the ingredients. It just makes the whole process easier and helps with consistency.

So, the first step is to get a jigger. These are essential tools for bartenders and usually come with 2 different sized ends. Jigger is also a unit of measurement in cocktail recipes. Typically, the larger end measures out one jigger, or 1.5 ounces. The smaller end is normally one half jigger, or 3/4 ounces, or sometimes called a “pony shot”. You can also use a shot glass for measuring if you’d prefer.

Luckily, we have several different options of jiggers or shot glasses so you can pick your favorite style and start making drinks like a pro! Click here to see what we carry. We also have different types of cocktail shakers and glasses and everything else you'll need for your home bar.