Mixology is magical. There’s something about mixing cocktails that recalls wizardry: you’re witnessing a knowledgeable artist concocting culinary potions behind the bar. Mixologists continue to reinterpret the classics and invent fresh explorations of the mixed drink.
It’s no surprise that there’s been a resurgence in the popularity of the home bar—and the cocktail in particular—right down to decorative bottles filled with tinctures such as muddled herbs, spirits and essences to help the home “bartender” create something transcendent and sublime.
At Luigi Bormioli, we strive to elevate the glassware experience—both for special occasions and the everyday. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Yuri Gelmini, head barman of the Surfer’s Den in Milan, to create a brand-new collection of luxury barware accessories called—appropriately—Mixology. Each piece is perfect for the home bar enthusiast.
Yuri has risen to become one of Milan’s top bartenders and is known for his “Futuris” recipes and improvisational style. The Surfer’s Den blends the old with the new at every turn, and represents the pinnacle of the modern bar. Drinks like the Grandi Acque (the Great Waters) pay homage to classic Italian flavors and Yuri’s flair for inventive flavor combinations. A base of grappa, gin, Sambuca and caraway liqueur are complemented by a single garnish—an anchovy-stuffed communion wafer that floats “just so” at the top of the glass like a pale lily pad.
Yuri’s drinks are evocative, forward-thinking and combine the best of the past and present to produce creations that are simply futuristic. Our Mixology collection was crafted with exactly these qualities in mind. The styling is reminiscent of vintage glassware, and yet the functionality and subtle aesthetic updates smack of something much more modern.
Explore each, notice how it’s styled and its special features:
These are the go-tos for powerfully aromatic bitters (like Angostura) that are generally best in small doses. The specially designed top lets out only a “dash” (3–4 drops) at a time, making it easy to measure and to prevent over pouring. Each bottle is 3.5 oz.—the perfect size for potent bitters. Choose from three different styles echoing archetypal glassware designs from the past that have been transported to the future by superior craftsmanship for the modern bartender.
Bitter liqueurs (Amaro)—as opposed to aromatic bitters—have long been popular in Italy. Traditions surrounding their enjoyment range from drinking them before a meal to stimulate the appetite, or after a meal to aid in digestion (depending on the liqueur). The modern bartender has rediscovered the flavors of these liquors, and they’ve become handy tools in the arsenal of every mixologist.
Our Authentica Bottles are the perfect way to keep your favorite Amaros behind the bar. Whether it’s Cynar, Campari, Fernet Branca or Vermouth, our new bottles have tops that are just the right size for the pours you’ll need to make when mixing up your own Futuristic cocktail creations. Three handy sizes (17 oz., 8.5 oz. and 4.5 oz.) make them perfectly versatile for all of your favored bitter liqueurs.
Vintage Mixing Glass
No bar is complete without a mixing glass. Before the humble “Boston shaker” (the metal-and-glass cocktail shaker found in most bars), drinks were typically stirred. We’re not going to tell you how to mix your drinks, but purists and futuristic bartenders alike opt to have a stirrable option behind their bar for when the moment strikes. Our mixing glass is a striking update. All glass construction means that the vessel is completely inert—all you’ll taste are the ingredients you put in. The handsome, fluted design has a retro appeal, and creates an ergonomic grip. The tapered spout at the top ensures easy pouring when you transfer drinks to the serving glass, and the wide mouth top lets you use block ice for superior chilling with minimal dilution of spirits.
Take your home bar to the next level with Mixology.
At Luigi Bormioli, we take pride in our Italian-crafted, superior quality glassware.You will enjoy their beauty, durability and strength for many years to come. We aim to enhance your tabletop lifestyle and entertaining experience with a glass for every occasion. When the moment matters, the glass matters.