Monday, April 27, 2015

Vacu Vin Multi Jigger

Vacu Vin is probably best known for their vacuum tools for wine that remove the oxygen to keep wine fresh.

But that's not all they make. Much of it is barware related, like the cute little multi-jigger that's taken up permanent residence near the rum and vodka portion of my life.

First, let me be honest. I have a weird fetish for measuring tools. I have two scales, more measuring cups than should be legal, and a whole lot of measuring spoons.

But that doesn't stop me from ogling even more measuring tools.

Funny thing is that except for a couple of shotglasses with no measurements at all, I didn't have any sort of dedicated cocktail measuring tools. So I was more than happy to take the Vacu Vin Multi Jigger for a test pour or two.

With jiggers, you really don't need a lot of measurements, and generally you're measuring by ounce. This measures 1 1/2, 1  1/2, and 1/4-ounces and also shows the measurements in mililiters.

But no tablespoons or teaspoons to get in the way of proper drink mixing.

To measure, you tilt the glass in different ways to get the three larger measurements. The bottom side of the glass measures 1/4 ounce.

Yes, it's a little gimmicky, but it's also fun. And once you remember which angle is which measurement, you don't need to look to see the lines at all.

Who's it for: People who like fun, unique, yet useful bar tools.

Pros: It works. It's different. Relatively unbreakable.

Cons: Because it's different, it might befuddle guests at your bar until they use it.

Wishes: Measuring lines in color, maybe? Just for the fun of it.

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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