As any good bartender knows, a muddler is an indispensible tool for crushing fruit, spices or herbs in the bottom of a cocktail glass to release their flavor. Use it to crush mint for mojitos or lime for caipirinhas. Made in Minnesota from hand turned cherry or maple, this version goes beyond the realm of the utilitarian and becomes a handsome object on its own. The handmade nature of this item ensures that no two are exactly alike.
Not all Bloody Marys are bloody. At Cafeteria in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood, the mixologists switch things up by using a mix of yellow tomatoes and green tomatillos, putting a tasty green twist on the classic brunch cocktail.