Elegant hourglass shape with measurements marked into the body for easy visibility inside the cups will make creating your most simple or esoteric cocktail a visual splendor. 2-ounce and 1-ounce cups soldered together, with 3/4, 1 1/2, and 1/4, 1/2 ounce indentations grooved into each cup for an accurate pour.
This jigger works well and is very functional with the two sides to it. The markings for fractional measurements are helpful, but could be a little more noticeable. It is harder with a pure copper material to make them more significant without using paint or a dent that might show on the other side. Overall, perform very well and make a beautiful addition to the bar.
I love this jigger. The craftsmanship is fabulous, and the added notches on each side make measuring a breeze.
I'm a copper enthusiast in myriad ways, whether for cooking, serving food or drink, or even collecting, I find copper to have many beneficial virtues. I just received the jigger from Sertodo and can proclaim it a work of functional art. More to my liking versus similar products, this one is not lacquered, a process which inhibits its beauty and functionality. Order with confidence, these folks know their business. In case you're wondering, I am not being recompensed in any way for this review.
This Jigger is a work of art.
It really is gorgeous in your hand
I've been serving drinks for about 10 years at this point, I have been using Cocktail Kingdom's Japanese style jiggers and after I spent a night getting to know this thing, I've got to say; I am impressed.
There are only 2 things that I'm gonna nit pick, since you know it's a $25 jigger.
I wish they had gone over the solder holding the ends together with something because there is a silver line running between the cups.
The 1 1/2 oz measuring indent is a little wonky on the piece that I received, it measures closer to 1 3/4 oz, but the 1/4,1/2 and 3/4 measures are spot on; also this really is not a huge deal after getting to know the jigger with a measuring cup for a bit you end up using the hammer lines which are easier to see than finding the dots every time anyways
It is a beautiful piece
It has a nice weight and balance to it that feels good in your hand
If you're a serious bartender who wants only the very best and classiest tools you've been looking for this jigger to add to your collection. This jigger is very well crafted and have I mentioned how nice it looks yet? Another thing that I like about it is that the 1 and 2 oz ends respectively hold 1.5 and 2.5 oz when filled to the meniscus giving you a bit of headspace making it much easier prevent spillage of that expensive liquid when measuring a 2 oz pour
What more can I say about a jigger? I'm not getting paid in any way nor did I get a discounted price, I just opened the box that perfectly protected my jigger and loved it. A piece like this is as beautiful as it is functional, it is made to be stunning, and feels like it has been crafted to age beautifully even if it is abused in the field behind the bar, but don't worry I'll update and let you know if it doesn't stand the test of time. It has it's flaws, but overall it is an outstanding tool made by skilled craftsman and I am now planning on saving for their boston shaker...
I have been buying and using Sertodo copper pieces for years. They are beautifully made. The quality is unsurpassed. Get some high quality copper cleaner (I like the Wrights Copper Cream that they recommend) to keep your copper sparkling clean.
Absolutely love all of the Sertodo products we have.
I purchased this to go with the Boston shaker I got from the same company and it's quality is just as good. The indents on both cups of the jigger to allow for easy sub-measurements are handy to have...though they should be easy to remember I always seem to have trouble so I took a scribe and annotated them with the fractions. I think that's about the only thing I would suggest...a small 1/2, etc stamp or similar numeral marking for people who just can't seem to remember.