No larger, heavier or more complicated than a common household screwdriver, the Aerolatte steam-free, handheld milk frother is an absolute must behind every elegant home bar. More than a mere aide de cappuccino, “This is a fun tool to have in your kit. It’s gotten me through some hard times,” says newly ordained Cosmopolitan resort mixologist and Bond bar GM Kristen Schaefer about one of her most cherished bar tools, which whips up a mean espuma or frothy cocktail garnish and is available at Aerolatte.com/US starting at $12.
The newest addition to the Cosmo’s mixology Dream Team (BarMagic’s Mariena Mercer and Noir Bar’s Andrew Pollard are making the move as well, to be GMs of The Chandelier and Vesper bars, respectively), Schaefer says her Aerolatte has gotten her out of a number of scrapes, including when her nitrogen-charged dessert whipper has malfunctioned and, most notably, during her appearance on the second season of the bartending reality show On the Rocks when she had to go into a challenge with just four bar tools. Schaefer also broke out her trusty Aerolatte on Aug. 30 when she represented Las Vegas in the Bombay Sapphire GQ “Most Inspired Bartender” competition’s national finals, ultimately bringing home second place for Sin City with her award-winning cocktail, the Don Harlow.