Siweb chats with George Carney, founder of , about his new invention, the Kilpatrick Fine Strainer, which will revolutionize cocktail mixing both at the bar and at home.
How did you come to invent the Kilpatrick Fine Strainer?
In 2015, my colleague at the time, Ted Kilpatrick, mentioned an idea he had for a fine straining bar strainer. It struck me like lightening and I set out to make it, refusing to give up throughout the four-year development process. The name is a tribute to him, as is the "T" design in the handle. The tool is finally ready for production and I've launched a pre-order via to fund the first round of production.
What kind of problem is the strainer solving?
The current method of fine straining drinks, which the majority of high-end restaurants and bars do, calls for a two-tool, two-step process. The Kilpatrick eliminates a tool and a step while improving upon the only bar strainer on the market.
How much time on average does it save for a busy bartender on a given night?
Kilpatrick strainers allow you to double your production, as you're able to strain two drinks at once rather than one at a time.
Why does every household need one?
I designed it with home use in mind. It works well in enhancing home bars and amateur bartending skills.
What's your favorite cocktail to make at home with the Kilpatrick?
Daiquiries are my go-to at-home cocktail.
Aside from the Kilpatrick, what do you need to make the perfect homemade daiquiri?
2 oz white rum. 5 oz simple syrup. 5 oz lime juice.