Best cocktail supply store in Manhattan? Also where to buy Absinthe spoons?
I am a big fan of Cocktail Kingdom and I would be so excited if they had a storefront...but they don't! Can anyone recommend 1) a good general cocktail supply store or any store that has a wide selection of cocktail supplies (lots of different glasses, shakers, strainers, bitters bottles, spoons, etc.) and 2) somewhere I can buy Absinthe spoons? I know of several online stores, but these are going to be gifts and I'd really like to see/feel them in person before buying.
I have nothing specific (helpful, right ;-) but there are a bunch of restaurant supply stores on the Bowery just below Houston Street which will have lots of mixers, shakers, strainers etc. Zabar's has stuff if you're uptown.
As for Absinthe paraphernalia I have never seen it except online. I think you would have to scour every antique/tchotchke store in Manhattan! Here's a place....
Forgive me if you know all this already.