Last year we brought you a two-part series on how to update your home bar, with part one concerning spirits and part two hitting on the topic of important tools and gadgets that you need to make your home bar a fully functioning one. This year, we gave you whole new set of spirits to stock your bar with, but the tools of the bar is an element that doesn't change as often, so we're back with a refresher course on the essentials! These are the tools that any and all bartenders need, whether you're mixing up classic cocktails on a nightly basis, or just enjoying a glass of wine or a beer after work. Check out our favorite tools and gadgets and let us know of any new ones that you have at home!

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