We may no longer get to spend all our allowance on toys, but adulthood comes with some privileges. For example, we get to make grown-up drinks that soften the edges of a long day (and even get our aggressions out in doing so). Well, roughing up herbs and fruits for cocktails takes on an actually elegant air with this hand turned, solid-wood muddler modeled after police nightsticks.
State-shaped wooden cutting boards were what Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife team Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowat first created in 2010 with no big plans beyond a way to serve cheese to their guests while showcasing their home states. People loved them, AHeirloom was born, and in 2014, the Mowats launched a small line of personalized housewares too.
Stylishly reinforced with Corian and sporting a grooved tip, this brunette-ish walnut, must-have bar tool effortlessly coaxes flavor out of your garden-grown mint (or basil or thyme) without totally bludgeoning it. And at eight inches, it’s long enough to work inside a cocktail shaker too. And it’ll barely put a dent in your piggy bank.
Each walnut wood muddler (8x1 inches) has been reinforced with Corian to ensure that it holds up for years to come.