Enhance every drink with Tomkin, the trusted supplier of wholesale jiggers for restaurants, pubs and bars Australia-wide.
For more than four decades, Tomkin has been a go-to destination for tastemakers and hospitality professionals, helping them turn their visions into reality. Our range of styles, colours and convenient bar supplies ensures that your customers have a memorable and delightful drinking experience with every sip.
Discover unparalleled design, aesthetics and value with Tomkin. As a leading supplier of wholesale jiggers across Australia, our range can be delivered nationwide through our extensive distribution network.
Are cocktail jiggers and shot glasses the same thing?
No. While they may appear similar, cocktail jiggers and shot glasses have different purposes for making drinks.
Cocktail jiggers come with two sides, letting you measure larger and smaller amounts depending on the size of the jigger. For example, our Zanzi Classic Style Jigger has two capacities – 25ml on the bottom and 50ml on top. Shot glasses are one-sided and are generally used for serving instead of measuring. However, some bartenders use shot glasses to measure the amount of alcohol in mixed drinks with spirits.
Bartenders may choose a cocktail jigger over a shot glass because of their precise measurements, which makes it easier to get the correct ratio of ingredients. This is useful for bold cocktails like Negronis, which need the correct mix of gin, Campari and vermouth to get the flavour just right.
However, in busy bars where speed is crucial, shot glasses come in handy for serving quick and simple drinks. They're also a great fit for casual settings, creating a laid-back vibe. If you're whipping up basic shots or easy drinks that don't need exact measurements, shot glasses will do the job just fine.
Are cocktail jiggers with handles more accurate than standard jiggers?
Not necessarily. Both types of jiggers provide precise measurements when used correctly. The accuracy depends on the jigger's quality and design, as well as the bartender's skill and pouring technique.
Whether you choose a jigger with a handle or without, focus on getting a high-quality one that suits your preferences and feels comfortable to use. With proper technique, both types of jiggers will give you accurate measurements for crafting delicious cocktails.
We supply wholesale jiggers with handles Australia-wide. Explore our selection online today and take your drinks to new heights with Tomkin.
How are Japanese jiggers different from standard jiggers?
Japanese jiggers like our Zanzi Tokyo Jigger are made with an elongated shape and narrower spout that allows for precise pouring and better control over the liquid flow. Japanese jiggers have three measurements on each side, giving bartenders greater flexibility and accuracy when preparing drinks.
Japanese bartending stands out with its focus on precision, attention to detail and unique techniques like using ice spheres for stirring and shaking cocktails. Bartenders who follow this style value exceptional presentation, making Japanese jiggers the preferred choice for cocktails that require exact measurements.
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