You really don't need to spend an arm and a leg on the tools you need to make a proper cocktail. For just $24, The Bitter Southerner Basic Bar Tool Kit is your answer. You get:
A shaker tin you can use to cap any old pint glass in your pantry and make dandy shaken drinks.
A Hawthorn strainer (the one with the coil) for straining those shaken drinks into the glass.
A basic jigger that'll set you up to measure your ingredients.
And it all comes in a Lewis bag. When a drink calls for crushed ice, just fill your Lewis bag with ice cubes, draw the string and tie it up, then beat the living daylights out of it with whatever tool is handy. (Crushing ice is almost as therapeutic as the hooch you'll pour over it.)
When you receive your Bitter Southerner Basic Bar Tool Kit, we hope you'll share pictures of you shaking, straining and crushing with us on Instagram. We can't wait to see what y'all beat your Lewis bags with ...