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August 2013

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BAR TOOLS Feel & Function TONY ABOU-GANIM INTRODUCES A LINE OF CUSTOM-DESIGNED BAR TOOLS T Tony Abou-Ganim, better known in some circles as The Modern Mixologist, is also the Executive Director of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. He recently authored the book Vodka Distilled: The Modern Mixologist on Vodka and Vodka Cocktails. ony Abou-Ganim has made a name for himself in the world of mixology. His new custom designed line of Modern Mixologist branded bar tools is his latest venture. Created in partnership with Product Council ( and Steelite International (www., these one-of-a-kind items are sophisticated and stylish for professional or at-home use. "I have been an advocate of the handcrafted cocktail movement my entire career, learning from some of the best in the business, and what I try to emphasize each day is that it all starts with using the best possible ingredients available," says Abou-Ganim. "I have taken this philosophy and applied it to the tools we use to make these amazing cocktails. Each of these pieces was designed with my exact specifications and don't just look sleek and sexy but are also incredibly functional and work seamlessly with one another meaning this is the last cocktail set anyone will ever have to purchase." The full line of The Modern Mixologist bar tools are available now at www. and can be purchased individually or as a complete set for $160 (plus shipping and handling). List Includes: Boston Shaker set: Includes a 26 oz. stainless steel mixing tin and a 16 oz. etched tempered mixing glass that features ½ oz. measurement increments. $20 Mixing Beaker: A beautiful, handblown non-lead crystal mixing beaker that comes with 1 oz. measurement increments. Works perfectly with the Hawthorne strainer and a long-handled bar spoon. $26 Jigger: Double-sided measuring tool that provides four different increments including 1.5 oz., ¾ oz. (jigger side), 1 oz. and ½ oz. (pony side). $12 Hawthorne Strainer: Used in conjunction with the mixing tin of the Boston Shaker set, this spring-loaded strainer fits perfectly in the tin or with the Mixing Beaker and will thoroughly strain any shaken or stirred drink. $16 Julep Strainer: Designed to use with the mixing glass to strain drinks that have been stirred. $12 Juicer: Specially designed cast squeezer, perfect for extracting fresh lime juice into any cocktail or beverage. Also works great with small lemons. $30 Muddler: Handcrafted solid cherry wood, great for crushing fresh fruit or herbs in any libation such as a Mojito or Caipirinha. $18 Lewis Bag: Great for crushing ice for your Mojitos, works great with the Modern Mixologist Muddler when used to pound the ice you place inside the bag. $15 Long-Handled Stirring Spoons: Comes in two varieties, twisted or rounded shaft. Each perfectly balanced spoon measures 1 tablespoon and is crafted to hug the side of the mixing glass. $13 each 30  /  the tasting panel  /  august 2013 TP0813_001-33.indd 30 7/24/13 9:46 PM

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