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Consistency is key to making great drinks, bartenders say. That means having a tool that measures liquids precisely and reliably. And so, like shakers and strainers, jiggers are an important piece of gear in the cocktail-making arsenal.
In addition to its utilitarian applications, “a jigger is a wonderful tool because it’s the key to unlocking creation [of drinks],” says Chockie Tom, a London-based bartender and founder of Doommersive, which runs tropical-themed cocktail pop-ups. “It’s a friend, a comfort for competitions and busy nights.” As a symbol of devotion, Tom even has a jigger tattoo.