The Coolest Cocktail Gadgets To Own This Summer | SLMan
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If you fancy yourself as a bit of a mixologist then know there is some increasingly clever and cool bar tech out there. From rotating chillers to garnish growers, and electric mixers to the machine that does everything, here are the things we rate...
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For Ice Cold Drinks: Beverage Chiller, £185

Keep wine and mixers cool with this clever machine, which works by spraying cans and bottles with ice water while rotating them slowly, leaving them chilled and ready to serve in less than six minutes. Use the handy touchscreen pad to control the settings; look out to for an extra-chill feature, self-timer and automatic switch-off mode.

Available at Amazon.com

For Accurate Measurements: PRO Smart Scale ,$99.99

These scales have been specially designed for mixing drinks. Easy to use, choose from one of over 400 recipes on the corresponding app – or add your own – and place a glass or shaker on the scale. It will then weigh each ingredient as you pour, with the app alerting you when to stop. As well as single drinks, this one can be used to mix sharing jugs.

Available at Amazon.com

For Fresh Garnishes: The Smart Garden, £175

No cocktail is complete without garnish. Grow your own mint, basil and more with the low-maintenance Smart Garden, which lets you nurture organic fresh herbs no matter where you live or what season it is. Simply load in your choice of biodegradable plant pods and let the automatic watering system do its thing.

Available at JohnLewis.com

For Expertly Mixed Drinks: Buffalo Blender, £258.32

Aficionados should consider investing in the Buffalo Blender, which prepares and serves drinks in seconds. A powerful motor blends fruits and herbs easily, while adjustable settings and a pulse mode let you alter the speed depending on the thickness of the ingredients you’ve used. A smart soundproofing function helps reduce noise.

Available at ECatering.co.uk

For Drinks On The Go: Cordless Blender, £100

Create expertly mixed cocktails on the go with this cordless blender. A great addition to picnics, BBQs and festivals, just add all your pre-measured ingredients into the vessel – or free pour if you’re brave enough – and switch it on. The end result? An expertly mixed drink without any hassle.

Available at LakeLand.co.uk

For Perfect Fizz: Sodastream, £69.99 (was £99.99)

Mixers are just as important as spirits. For premium fizz, opt for the compact and cordless Sodastream, which creates sparkling drinks at the touch of a button. It’s also sustainable, creating less plastic pollution than if you were to purchase multiple bottles or cans of mixers.

Available at SodaStream.co.uk

For A Wow Factor: Sage Smoking Gun, £69 (was £79)

Add flavour and drama to your favourite drinks with a smoking gun. This Sage by Heston Blumenthal device gives cocktails a smoky flavour without using any heat and comes ready to shoot, with a set of batteries and two jars of smoking sawdust included.

Available at SousvideTools.com

For The Perfect Base: Ice Crusher, £26.38 (was £38.49)

Simple yet effective, this easy-to-use ice crusher is a home bar essential. Non-slip feet mean it won’t slide off wet surfaces, while a convenient scoop and deep transparent container result in little mess. Pour in your ice cubes straight from the freezer, pull down the lever and go.

Available at Amazon.com

For Something That Looks Good: Van Damme Drink Mixer, £44.99

Another hands-free mixer, this device features a 100W motor, sturdy cup holder, non-slip suction feet and 450ml capacity. It’s easy to use and gets the job done. Opt for it if you want something practical yet sleek that’ll take the place of a standard shaker.

Available at KlarStein.co.uk

For The Finishing Touch: Professional Lime Wedger,£52.78

This wedger produces eight slices of fruit in seconds, leaving you with the finishing touch to any drink. Simply load your fruit of choice into the slicer at an upright position, line up the pusher and press down firmly. This one’s also a solid option for those who enjoy a Pimm’s come summertime.

Available at Nisbets.co.uk

For Pro-Level Drinks: Flavour Blaster Pro, £309.95

The Flavour Blaster is a must-have if you're looking to really impress your guests this summer. A sleek, all-in-one device, it comes with everything you need to create bubbles, mist and vapour clouds for your at-home cocktails. Charge it overnight via the USB cable to get eight hours of usage time and monitor the battery life using the handy LED screen. 

Available at FlavourBlaster.com

For The Full Works: Drinkworks Home Bar, £399

Finally, for something really impressive, bypass all other tech and invest in the Drinkworks Home Bar. Using pre-filled pods that contain both spirits and mixers, it creates perfectly mixed and measured drinks in under a minute. It’s on the pricey side, but worth it if you want the hassle taken out of entertaining.

Available at MasterOfMalt.com

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