Hand pouring lime juice from a jigger into a cocktail shaker

Your Cocktails Won't Be The Same Without This Essential Bar Tool

At Twisted Alchemy, we are all about balance. Whether it's measuring Brix and pH for the perfect balance between sweet and tangy, or ensuring that our Lemon Sour Cold Pressed Mixer and Lime Sour Cold Pressed Mixer strikes the perfect sour note. When you are cocktailing at home, we know balance is just as important to you. That is why we have crafted the world’s best High Density Stainless Steel Jigger so that all your measurements are correct, and all your cocktailing is smooth.

The term "jigger" is believed to have originated from the Old English word "jig," which referred to a small container used for measuring liquids. These early vessels were often handmade, with no standardized measurements, leading to a great deal of inconsistency in cocktail recipes. While variety is certainly the spice of life, we like our Spicy Watermelon Margaritas to be consistent no matter where we make them. 

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bartenders began using various makeshift tools like shot glasses, thimbles, and even eggcups to measure ingredients. However, the lack of uniformity persisted, and mixologists began to recognize the need for a more standardized measuring tool. This led to the creation of the double-sided jigger, which typically featured a larger and a smaller measure on opposite ends, catering to different cocktail recipes. This design marked a significant step toward consistency in mixology. It is this model that we used to create our High Density Stainless Steel Jigger, with a 2 oz and 1 oz side for those perfect measurements and markings for .75 oz on the inside. That’s one step closer to the perfect cocktail.

As the art of cocktail making continued to evolve, so did the jigger. The Prohibition era in the United States (1920-1933) saw the emergence of innovative measuring devices like the "pony" jigger, which held a smaller measure than the traditional version. Post-Prohibition, with the renaissance of cocktail culture, the demand for precision and craftsmanship prompted the production of more refined jiggers, often made from metals like stainless steel.

Here is where Twisted Alchemy's High Density Stainless Steel Jigger comes into play. This modern jigger embodies a commitment to precision and quality in cocktail crafting. Crafted from high-density stainless steel, this miracle tool not only offers durability but also a sleek aesthetic. 

Twisted Alchemy's High Density Stainless Steel Jigger draws inspiration from the classic double-sided jigger, a testament to the historical foundation of cocktail measurement. By incorporating a high-density stainless steel construction, the jigger ensures accurate and consistent pours, a hallmark of professional mixology. The ergonomic design and precise measurements cater to the needs of modern bartenders and at-home mixologists alike, who value efficiency and precision in their craft.

The story of the cocktail jigger is one of progression from rudimentary measurements to the pinnacle of precision in mixology. Twisted Alchemy's High Density Stainless Steel Jigger seamlessly melds tradition with innovation, paying homage to the past while embracing the demands of the present. As cocktail culture continues to evolve, the cocktail jigger remains an essential tool in the bartender's arsenal, and Twisted Alchemy's contribution to this legacy underscores the significance of precision and quality in the art of cocktail making.

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