Pourers can be made of plastic, acrylic, or stainless steel. There are two types of pourers: liquor and juice, and you can use these as the name suggests.
Liquor pourers are used for alcohol bottles to ensure that none of the precious spirits are spilled, while juice pourers are used for cocktail making and to ensure that you get every last drop from the fruit you're using.
Bartending may look easy, but it requires a lot of practice. And luckily, tools like pourers can provide some assistance when it comes to serving drinks. Making anything delicious requires training and accurate measurements.
If you pour too much or too little, you'll end up with an overwhelming or dull taste. Mixologists have come up with different ways on how to use these tools effectively and efficiently. They used counting as a way to measure when a measuring device is unavailable. This speeds up your serving time and satisfies your customers' needs quickly.
Why are pourers useful?
Liquor pourers. These are designed for alcohol bottles. There are four different types of liquor pourers with their unique function. Standard, tapered, screened, and measured pourers come with their particular design to aid a bartender in their jobs and help them be more effective at the bar.
Whichever pourer you use, you can always use the counting technique to get an exact amount. For example, two counts are equal to an ounce, and three counts are equivalent to 1.5 oz. This may vary depending on your pour spout, but it's the best way to use it when you're in a hurry since the pourer's performance can have varying factors such as precision and speed.
Either way, liquor pourers are great for busy bars or house parties as they lessen the pouring time and the risk of creating a mess. They can save you a ton of time for clean up, and not spilling good liquor can save you on expenses.
Juice pourers. These are made for juices you may use for cocktails. It can come in two functional designs. The first is styled to have a built-in juicer, while the second design is a container for pure juice to be stored in. These help the bartender add the needed ingredients to make a delicious cocktail.
Juice is not the same as syrup. Syrup tends to be sweeter and thicker, while the juice is more of a pure liquid. If you do plant to add just juice in your cocktail, be sure to add sugar to your liking. Juices like lemon can result in an overwhelming sour and bitter taste that can lead to a less desirable drink.
Juice pourers with built-in juicers can give you a fresh cup to use for your drinks, but it requires a bit of elbow grease to get your desired amount. Juice pouring containers can help you work faster in the bar, but it could result in your drink tasting bland without any preservatives.