Do you remember the old Western movies and TV series, when one of the actors would walk into the saloon and say "gimme a shot!"? ... do you recall ever hearing the line "gimme a jigger!"? I don't ... because there is a fundamental distinction, that makes a real difference. A "shot" was what was poured into that small glass - regardless of the actual quantity of liquor in the glass - and a "jigger" is an actual measurement: an exact 1.5 ounces/44.36 ml. And since it was often in the saloon keeper's better interest to pour less liquor for the same price, the "shot glass" - in often widely varying capacities - became the measure of a quick drink.
But when you’re making a cocktail, you often need to be precise in your measurements, so your beautiful old shot glass is not necessarily the correct tool for the task of carefully and accurately measuring small quantities of ingredients, like the multiple liquors and other liquid ingredients in a cocktail. For that, you - like every bartender/mixologist you may have an opportunity to observe up close - need a true “Jigger” measure. The best form for your bar is a two-sided Double Jigger that measures up to 1.5 ounces, in small increments, and the Steel Double Jigger from OXO is a beautiful example that meets all these requirements, while also looking good on your bar.
The Steel Double Jigger has a classic two-sided “hourglass” shape, executed in brushed stainless steel with a soft comfortable “rubbery” grip in the middle. The grip is an attractive design detail that assures a firm hold with wet hands, usually from rinsing the Double Jigger between cocktails. The larger side measures the full 1.5 ounces in a “Jigger”, with recessed lines marking increments of ⅓ and ¾ ounces; the smaller side, with only 1 ounce capacity, features the same recessed markers at ¼ and ½ ounces. Easy to use … dishwasher safe to clean up … easy to store or display on your bar!
That’s it! Simple, attractive design, with perfect functionality … the essence of a Cool Tool! Get one for your bar, and more as gifts for your mixologist friends!
- 3⅛”/3.3cm overall height
- 2¼”/5.7cm diameter on the larger side
- Stainless Steel
- Rubber-like comfort grip
- Dishwasher safe