GARDEN CITY, NY— As consumers are hosting virtual cocktail parties, Rabbit, a division of Lifetime Brands, is giving its latest line of bar tools a modern update, such as adding easier-to-maintain silicone.
The barware assortment includes the new six-piece Craft Cocktail Kit featuring a silicone strainer, stainless steel jigger, garnish tool, wooden muddler and reamer, cocktail spin spoon and mixing glass. Several of the bar tools are also sold separately, along with a new cocktail shaker and electric corkscrew.
“Our goal was to design a line of bar tools that made it easy to craft a wide range of cocktails at home. We brought in bartenders from the Seattle area to make sure these tools were influenced by professionals but also easy to use for everyone. Each tool takes a new, innovative approach to the function it’s meant to achieve combined with Rabbit’s modern aesthetic and commitment to quality,” said BJ Stein, Rabbit & Chef’n division president, Lifetime Brands.
The new line is a reflection of the consumer shift in elevating their cocktail making skills at home, as well as introducing them to enhanced functionality to problem solve common issues when trying new cocktail recipes.
“We started this project by making lots of cocktails and identifying issues during the process. Cocktails can be confusing, messy, sticky, time consuming, and require a fair number of tools. We designed a cohesive set of tools that addressed all of these issues in a modern way,” said Stein.
Highlights include the new silicone strainer and jigger. The strainer fits most cocktail mixing glasses and rests at an angle in the glass for comfortable pouring, while the jigger includes precise measurements and nests within the strainer for storage.
The new multi-use garnish tool is crafted to help the user create garnishes for their cocktails with the channel knife, peeler or zester, while a new cocktail spoon features a rotating handle that allows the spoon to naturally follow the contour of a glass while stirring.
The wooden muddler and reamer is designed for use while prepping cocktails that call for fresh herbs or fruit. The tool is made of acacia wood and has a rounded base for muddling ingredients. The opposite end features a built-in citrus reamer, tucked away with a cap.
Rabbit’s latest cocktail shaker features a locking lid that creates a leak free seal, and is easy to open, whether it is wet or cold. It also includes an integrated strainer and a jigger for measuring. The new double wall stainless steel vessel is also designed to keep hands warm and drinks cold.