December 3rd, 2008

New sources for cocktail stuff

Cocktail supplies at Grand in Somerville

If you’re looking for mixology tools, exotic bitters and newly reissued cocktail books of yore, head to Grand in Union Square, Somerville (374 Somerville Ave.). The Boston Shaker, a fledgling local enterprise headed by Adam Lantheaume, recently helped Grand set up a section for these items amidst the store’s merchandise for devotées of design.

The photo above gives you an idea of the sort of cocktail accoutrements you’ll find at Grand: Fee Bros. bitters (orange, mint, whiskey-barrel aged, etc.), syrups (orgeat, cassis, etc.), bar spoons, shakers, ice crushers, jiggers, cocktail books. No spirits, however — Grand is not a liquor store. (Bitters contain alcohol, but, like extracts used in cooking, they are not consumed in great enough quantity to warrant regulation.)

You can also contact the Boston Shaker directly to order these goods, as well as to get info on procuring hard-to-find spirits. And, note to industry folks: the Boston Shaker would love to talk to you about supplying your bar with specialty cocktail tools and ingredients. So, if you’re in the market for, say, an absinthe fountain or cherry bitters, give Adam a shout.

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3 Responses to “New sources for cocktail stuff”

  1. cindi

    i stood in front of that very appealing display just last night and was enticed to buy fancy cherries. i somehow resisted the pretty spoons and shiny glasses.

  2. Scortch

    Awesome- unfortunately I just received an order from Kegworks, and even though their prices are reasonable, their shipping always kills me! Now I have a local source for my bitters. Thanks for spreading the word on this!

  3. ljclark

    Cindi, now you know what to add to your Christmas list. Especially the fancy cherries — apparently, they’re $20 a jar! But, as Scortch says, it beats paying for shipping.

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