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Mixologist Yusef Austin’s bartending essentials to add to your registry

Sphere Ice Molds Sur La Table

SPHERE ICE MOLDS

I wouldn’t even think about serving a nice Scotch or Aged Tequila without one of these spherical cubes. They’re both sexy and classy, and the most important part is that these solid cubes don’t melt as fast. $10.95 at Sur La Table, 75 Spring Street at Crosby St., (212) 966-3375.

CHRISTOFLE L’AME CUP & COCKTAIL PICKS

You have to have a stylish pick for your truffle blue cheese stuffed olive or a pickled piece of okra. Shaken or stirred, Christofle’s L’Ame Cup & Cocktail Picks are a must to serve at your own party. $190 at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue at 61st St., (212) 826-8900.

Christofle L’Ame Cup & Cocktail Picks
Jonathan Adler Jacques Bar Cart

JONATHAN ADLER BAR CART

The  Jacques bar cart makes a statement when you walk into a room. Simple and elegant, it allows you to keep all your top-notch spirits in one place and in view for your guests to see just how great your taste buds are. Plus you can move it into any room. $2,299 at Jonathan Adler, 52 Greene Street at Broome St., (212) 941-8950.

SHAKE BOOK AND MASON JAR COCKTAIL SHAKER SET

We all need some help once in awhile. This cocktail book, Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails is amazing and informative. It has great imagery and the step-by-step instructions can make anybody a Cocktail Architect. You can register for it as a set with a Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker. $19.91 at Amazon.com.

Shake Cocktail Cookbook
Carter Muddler Crate & Barrel

CARTER MUDDLER

This slick, inexpensive, and strong muddler will help you make the best Mojitos and Caipirinhas all summer long. It’s a go to for any drink that needs to be muddled. $12.95 at Crate & Barrel, 611 Broadway at Houston, (212) 780-0004.

The Cocktail Architect Yusef Austin

Yusef Austin, The Cocktail Architect, has been crafting specialty drinks for world-famous designers – Tom Ford and Naeem Khan – and prestigious venues around the world. Visit thecocktailarchtiect.com to learn how he can create liquid gold for all of your wedding events.

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