At Bar Franca in Los Angeles, the staff is equipped with a variety of jiggers for every stylistic preference, according to Beverage Director Diana Danaila. For a first-timer, Danaila recommends a traditional Japanese jigger. "The height and narrow width of each end allow even the shakiest of hands to hit meniscus easily, without too much opportunity for spillage," she notes. The downside, though, is that this style doesn't always feature smaller measurement indicators, and that's an important factor to consider when buying just one. For this reason (and many others), Danaila opts for Cocktail Kingdom's Leopold style in silver. "[It] won me over with its weight, ease of use, and accurate measurements, as well as the gorgeous patina it developed from many nights behind the bar––out of my entire bar kit, this is the one item I could never be without."