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Jiggers

 

Jigger or Measuring Cup is a useful tool for beginners but also for having a better control of the ingredients that are being used to compose a cocktail. For measuring ingredients, they come in two types: English Units and Metric Units jiggers.

Technique

The jigger is composed for a small cup and a big cup attached together; each side shows the quantity and unit to use.

English Unit Jiggers

Available english unit jiggers come in different sizes:

  • ½ oz - 1 oz
  • ¾ oz – 1¼ oz
  • ¾ oz – 1½ oz
  • 1 oz – 1½ oz
  • 1 oz – 2 oz
  • ½ oz – ¾ oz
  • 1½ oz – 2 oz

Metric Unit Jiggers:

  • 20 ml – 40 ml
  • 25 ml – 50 ml
  • 30 ml – 60 ml

* Sometimes they also come in cl

Note:
I would recommend getting both units, since recipes might come in both systems. It works better if you buy two of each type and from different sizes.