We live near the beach, and one of our favorite things to do is to meet friends at the fire pits on the beach where a great time is had by all. Everyone brings food to share and whatever they like to drink. Many will bring beer and wine, but my husband is well known for his wicked (and delicious) Manhattan cocktail. The fact that this is a little harder to transport to the beach did not deter my husband, who decided he needed to find an awesome travel bar set that he could use for making his cocktails while on the go. Take a look below to see which sets we considered, and what set we eventually decided on.
Some of you are looking for a kit for your personal use, and others of you are looking for a kit because you're a professional bartender! Either way, you'll see something below that will work for you. We tried to come up with a wide variety of sets, both in terms of price and features. The most important consideration for us is always quality, and we believe every option below is high quality.
We have used our traveling bar often, and we love when the weekend rolls around and it's time to pack it up with everything we need to make a great Manhattan. Let us know how you end up using yours!
The bag itself is 13.8"H x 12.5"W x 4.7"D, and water resistant. It's solid enough to easily transport multiple breakable bottles inside. Because the inside configuration was exactly what we needed to put in our Manhattan ingredients, and we were so impressed with the quality of the bar tools, this is the portable bar kit we chose.
I am in love with the beautiful rustic style brown canvas bag that comes with a shoulder strap for carrying. The inside is filled with 27 different pockets and retaining straps for holding any combination of your stainless steel tools, or you really could put just a bottle of alcohol inside. Did I mention the bag can be laundered? Very nice feature.
The quality is excellent, and the tools are stainless steel (although they do make a copper set which costs slightly more). The kit also comes with an ice bag and a wooden mallet! If you're looking to impress with a great looking set of traveling bar tools, look no further.
One thing to note, it is recommended that if you fill the cooler portion with ice, you only leave the ice in there a maximum of 1-2 hours to prevent melting and leaking.
The bag has a sturdy handle as well as an adjustable shoulder strap for easily transporting the contents to your next gathering. I guarantee you will be the hit of the party!
The set also features a fun little recipe booklet, so you can step outside the box with your cocktail making if you want!
This set makes a really terrific gift for someone, and you can't beat the price, so it's worth a look for sure.
The bar tools are stainless steel, and includes a stainless steel cocktail shaker, a strainer, ice tongs, a double sided jigger, two beautiful cocktail glasses, two olive picks, and a vermouth mister and stirrer. There is plenty of room for your favorite alcohol inside as well. Inside, the tools and alcohol bottles will have beautiful matching leather straps to hold everything in place. This luxury travel bar set is a dream come true for martini lovers!