17 Best Jiggers to Check Out in 2020

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Precision is the key for a consistently good cocktail. A slight difference in your ingredients can mean disaster to your favorite cocktails. Using a jigger can assure your cocktails gets only the right amount of each ingredient. Picking a jigger that works best for your bartending needs can be a bit tricky. With innovative and cute designs flooding the market nowadays, it’s easy for even seasoned bartenders to get fooled by something that can potentially add interest and color to an otherwise boring bar setup. However, a jigger is not supposed to be cute, it’s supposed to be functional. But having a cute jigger surely helps open up conversations, especially for home parties.

But then again, we cannot stop you from looking for something new for your bar and we are here to help you find the best jiggers that offer both beauty and functionality to get you more efficient in your bartending grind.

Our Pick

Most Budget-Friendly

The vote for the most budget-friendly jigger goes to Tezzorio set of 3 jiggers. Cheaper than when you buy individual jiggers, this set also allows you to make individual measurements without compromising by having some liquid left on the jigger after pouring the ingredients.

Most Hand-Friendly

The Leopold Jigger is the most hand-friendly choice in this list. Ergonomic design and lightly weighted for no mess pouring, this jigger eases the bartender’s hand from pressure of holding small jiggers.

Precision Measuring

Precision measuring comes in handy with the OXO Steel Angled Measuring Set with its standard and metric measurement markings and tablespoon markings, should you need one. It is also easy to the eye and lasts for years without fear of breaking the welding. 


Classic double jiggers

Double jiggers are essentially jiggers with two compartments, each with a specific content ranging from 0.5 oz to 2 oz. They are considered a classic. Essentially, Japanese and bell jiggers fall into this category and are innovations to limit the amount of spillage usually caused by the overly wide rim of double jiggers. 

For double jiggers, here’s our top picks:

Oxo Steel Double Jigger

For the practical yet has a tendency to be clumsy bartender, this one is the perfect choice with a non-slip grip for precision pouring. The rubber grip also keeps your fingers warm when measuring cold ingredients.  

Features: 

Non-slip grip

Classic steel and black color fits in any bar setup

6 laser-etched measurement markings for easy measuring: 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz for the smaller compartment, 1/3 oz, 3/4oz and 1 1/2 oz on the larger compartment.

Winco Steel Jigger

On a budget? Budget-friendly for budding bartender and professional bartender alike, the two compartments are just enough for a pony shot and other ingredients that will make an amazing cocktail.

Features: 

Classic design and stainless steel finish for any kitchen/bar setup

Simple measuring of 1/2 oz and 1 oz compartments

Jigger Set by Tezzorio, Set of 3 Stainless Steel Double Jiggers

If you are looking for something that will allow you to measure confidently and your fellow bartender measuring just the right amount per ingredient, this is a perfect fit for your needs.  You don’t have to worry for remaining liquids in your jigger may compromise the amount of the next ingredient. Each individual jigger has its own etched marking, these are worth your money. 

Features:

Practical and durable

Rust-proof and easy to clean

For precise measurements, comes in 1 & 2 oz, 3/4 and 1 1/2 oz and 1/2 and 1 oz jiggers


Japanese jiggers

 Lillywhite and Brown Stainless Steel Japanese Jigger Set

This classy jigger set is just the right tool you need for upgrading your bar setup. The rolled rim of the jigger helps ensure that the pouring of the ingredients into the cocktail shaker will not be a messy chore.

Features

Made of high quality stainless steel and comes in copper and silver finish

1 oz and 2 oz capacity with inner wall markings for easy measurement

Sleek and timeless design

Durable quality materials used will ensure years of use

Embossed brand for a more authentic look

HIC Japanese Style Double Jigger

Slim and sleek, this stainless steel jigger is rust-proof and durable is a perfect addition to any bar. With five measurements, it allows you to get your ingredients right every time.

Features

Made of high quality stainless steel and finished with brushed finish

Sleek design and timeless design

Measures 0.5, 0.75 and 1 oz on one end, 1.5 and 2 oz on the other end

Vking Japanese Jigger

The gold finish of this jigger is a welcome burst of color to the classic stainless steel bar tools. At just 5 inches tall and less than 2 inches wide at the base, this Japanese jigger is just the right tool for your individual ingredients.

Features:

Made of high quality stainless steel and finished with brushed gold finish

Sleek design and timeless design

Measures 0.5, 0.75 and 1 oz on one end, 1.5 and 2 oz on the other end

Piña Barware Slim Style Measuring Jigger Bar Tool

If you are into bar tools that you can efficiently use without cluttering your workspace, here is one that’s good for you. Welded and finished to have a seamless look, it is slim for easy maneuvering if you are into flair yet weighted just right for non-messy preparations.

Features: 

  • Slim and classic steel finish 
  • Professional design and material for functionality and durability
  • Versatile, comes with 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 oz markings on one  side, 1.2 and 2oz markings on another compartment for easy measuring


Single jiggers

Not everyone is comfortable using a regular jigger, especially home bartenders. Single jiggers does the job that a double jigger does, sometimes even better. The items we picked here show you just how.

Barfly M37069 Measuring Cup

Made of stainless steel, this single jigger makes measuring easy and without mess. The grooves inside the jigger allows you to see the level of the ingredient you are measuring for consistent cocktails.

Features:

Measurement lines on the inside makes it easy to get the right measurement.

Measurement etched on the outside of the of the measuring cup for easy reading

Comes in 2 finishes to choose from: copper and stainless steel

OXO Good Grips Angled Measuring Cup

Tired of peering into your jigger for the precise amount of your cocktail ingredient, especially with the poor light in the bar? No need to worry, here’s a reliable jigger you can use for even bigger measurements needed such as in punches. 

Features:

Made of BPA-free plastic

Easy to read measurements while pouring

No messy pouring because of the spouted rim

Standard and metric measurements; no need to convert even if your recipe calls for one

Ounce and tablespoon measurements for your variety of needs

OXO Steel Angled Measuring Jigger, Stainless Steel

For those who want function and style on his bar, here’s one jigger that will answer to that requirement. Made of stainless steel metal, this can be a good conversation starter with its interesting shape and features.

Features:

Etched measurements on the inside means years of use

Dishwasher safe

No mess pouring

Markings for tablespoon and ounce measurements for convenience; no need for additional utensils while preparing your cocktail.


Bell jiggers

Bell jiggers, as the name implies, are shaped like a bell. These are more convenient to work with because it causes the least spilling because of its curved bottom that reduces the amount of sloshing when pouring. Nicely weighted for good grip and balance, this jigger is great for bartenders with big hands.

Premium Vintage Double Cocktail Jigger

This bell jigger is a very good choice for a new tool in your bar. This is more stable than the classic double jigger, it also means less mess on the bar counter. Just the right size for all your cocktails, it also boasts 5 measurements you can use for a precise amount of ingredients.

Features

  • Ergonomic design
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Seamless weld for clean lines
  • Food-grade stainless steel designed with brushed silver finish
  • More precise with 1/4 oz increments, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz on the smaller bell, 1.5 oz and 2 oz on the bigger one.

Cocktail Kingdom Leopold Jigger

This bell jigger is one of the most efficient and comfortable to use in this list. Nicely weighted for grip and balance, it lessens the pressure on the bartender’s hand of holding small objects.

Features

  • Ergonomic design
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Seamless weld for clean lines
  • Food-grade stainless steel designed with brushed silver finish
  • More precise with 1/4 oz increments, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz on the smaller bell, 1.5 oz and 2 oz on the bigger one.

Kotai Bell Jigger

This black bell jigger is so beautiful, you almost regret using it. You don’t have to because this is a durable one. Seamlessly welded together and made from high quality, food-grade stainless steel and finished with black plating, this bell jigger will give you a run for your money.

Features:

  • Ergonomic design
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Seamless weld for clean lines
  • Food-grade stainless steel designed with brushed silver finish
  • More precise with 1/4 oz increments, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz on the smaller bell, 1.5 oz and 2 oz on the bigger one.

Novelty jiggers

Novelty jiggers are designed to make bartending more fun and interesting, without forgetting functionality. Try these jiggers for a good cocktail mixing and having a good conversation starter while parked at the bar.

Vista Bar Double Jigger

Want something for bigger measurements? This jigger will fit that with the 6 oz jigger capacity. Don't be fooled by the base, it also serves as a 1 oz jigger.


Features:

  • Silicon window allows for viewing when pouring your ingredients
  • Measurement markings are laser-etched so no need to worry of fading
  • Slip-free food-grade silicon and stainless steel base
  • Durable

Barfly Thimble Measure Set

Easily stacked together, this measuring set fits into the biggest one for easy storage. Each one is laser-etched with its corresponding measurements but has taken the Metric system rather than the standard English measure employed by other jigger sets in this list.

Features:

  • Made from high quality, food-grade stainless steel with a brushed finished
  • The set has 25ml, 50ml, 75ml, 100ml, 150ml, 175ml and 200ml measuring thimble.

Four-way Jigger

Tired of so many jiggers to work on for measuring ingredients, this jigger set lumped it into a single unit for easy handling and storage. Made from high quality stainless steel and welded together for a durable finish, this jigger set is truly a novelty for your bar - not to mention very helpful with the measurements with its 1/2 oz to 2oz compartments.

Features:

  • Durable
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Brushed finish
  • Single measurement per compartment

Double Jigger with Handle

You’re the bartending genius with this beautiful jigger set with a handle. With measurements etched into the inner side of the cup and equipped with a handle, this allows you to dispense your ingredients even if your glass is a little far from you on the crowded bar.

Features:

  • Food-grade stainless steel with brushed finish
  • Stainless steel handle welded well into the jigger set
  • 4 measurements available with 0.5 increments
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Durable


Things to consider when buying Jigger

While some bartenders are comfortable with just pouring drinks having gotten a good estimate with years of practice, not everyone is cut for it. To be on the safe side and maintain consistency for your favorite cocktails, a jigger is your best tool behind the bar, pun intended. 

These are the things you need to consider for buying a jigger

Functionality

A good jigger should be able to perform its foremost function - to measure. It should be marked well and the marks clearly visible, especially for jiggers with incremental measurements.Choose something with the volume you are working with most frequently. It should pour well to prevent unnecessary spills and weighted nicely for good balance to prevent from toppling over, especially for slim, tall designs, during use.

Durability 

Investing your hard-earned money on something that gets damaged after a few  months of use. You’ll want something that lasts for a year at a minimum. A few years would really be nice since you get used to your tool over time and it gets easier to work with it.

Ease of use

Pouring your ingredients to measure it into the jigger and transferring its content into the glass or shaker are the two most important, if not only, uses of the jigger. You’ll want a jigger that fits well in your hand, depending on your preferred hold of  the jigger. If you are into flair and is into backhand flipping of the jigger into the glass, you should go for the slim Japanese style. If you think that you are on the clumsier side with bigger hands, the bell jigger works best for you. It sets well on the bar counter and its ergonomic design allows it to just fit right in your palm.

Design and material

The design should fit your personality and needs. You don’t want to work with your tool and yet secretly wishing you can just throw it away. It’s best to choose one that goes well with your bar design and theme while ensuring that it’s safe to use. Look for something that is food-grade with a high quality finish. Try to read the reviews to give yourself an idea how your choice of jigger works in a real bar environment. 

Conclusion

Here’s our verdict for the best jiggers in this list

Most Budget-friendly

The vote for the most budget-friendly jigger goes to Tezzorio set of 3 jiggers. Cheaper than when you buy individual jiggers, this set also allows you to make individual measurements without compromising by having some liquid left on the jigger after pouring the ingredients.

Most Hand-friendly

The Leopold Jigger is the most hand-friendly choice in this list. Ergonomic design and lightly weighted for no mess pouring, this jigger eases the bartender’s hand from pressure of holding small jiggers.

Precision Measuring

Precision measuring comes in handy with the OXO Steel Angled Measuring Set with its standard and metric measurement markings and tablespoon markings, should you need one. It is also easy to the eye and lasts for years without fear of breaking the welding. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What size jigger should I buy? 

You should get the size that you frequently use or more comfortable using. 

How many shots in Jigger? 

The official jigger size is 1.5 ounces and there is that so-called jigger shot which amounts to the same. However, with the innovations on the jigger capacity and design, there is no telling of the number of shots in a jigger.

How do you hold a jigger? 

There is no one correct way of holding a jigger as long as you are comfortable with it. Some seasoned bartenders add flair to holding a jigger by holding it between the index finger and the middle finger then backhand flipping it to the glass or cocktail shaker. This works well in large-mouthed glasses, though. You can always hold it in the conventional way. The bottomline is comfort, ease and avoiding mess. 

Bartending is a challenging career, what with the hundreds of drink concoctions that only those who love making them - and drinking them - can actually remember them. Then again, not all drinkers know how to make them. While others party, the bartender remains behind his domain, trying to keep up with the demands of his patron.

To keep him sane, the right tools are needed. We hope you find the right tool to make your bartending life easier. Good luck with all that numerous cocktail orders thrown at you!


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