2020 may have taken away our ability to go out to the bars, but it didn’t stop us from bringing the bars into our homes!
Having a home bar is a great way to spice up the ambiance of your home while saving money on those expensive restaurant cocktails. Keep reading to learn about everything you need to make your own home bar.
Home Bar Essentials: Spirits
Arguably the most important part of the home bar is the ingredients. Even if you don’t have a physical home bar setup, these ingredients plus the right cups can make your home cocktails feel professional.
You’ll want to start out with the spirits. Don’t go overboard with the flavors here; save the creativity for the mixers. Our home bar essentials when it comes to spirits are vodka, tequila, rum, gin, and whiskey. Grab your favorite brand of each and start off your home bar strong!
This is where you can let your creativity shine, as mixers are generally much cheaper than spirits. There are tons of different options when it comes to cocktail ingredients, but here are a few of our favorites:
Tonic Water and Sodas
These are essential for many popular mixed drinks. We suggest grabbing cola, tonic water, ginger ale, and club soda.
These are also essential for many different mixed drinks. You can either freshly squeeze your juices using a juicer, or you can buy premixed juices from the store.
Bitters and Syrups
These ingredients are great for adding flavor to drinks. We suggest having simple syrup, grenadine, aromatic bitters, and orange bitters.
Home bar accessories can be simply for utility, or you can buy decorative tools that look great on a bar cart. Whichever option you choose, cocktail mixing tools are key to having the perfect home bar design.
We’ve listed each individual tool you should buy below, but know that you can find many of these items as part of a set.
- Cocktail shaker
- Bar spoons
Having these tools will make your life easier when it comes to hosting. Additionally, they can be matched to your decor for an added touch!
So long to the days of the red plastic cups. Invest in a few different styles of cocktail glasses to amp up your creation.
We suggest these cocktail glass styles for your home bar:
- Coupe glasses
- Rocks glasses
- Highball glasses
- Shot glasses
- Pint glasses
Having the matching glass is one of the best ways to improve the look and feel of your at-home cocktails.
When the party is over, you’ll need somewhere to store your home bar accessories. These are some of our home bar appliances:
Mini Fridges and Wine Coolers
Nothing is better than a cold beverage after a long day. Investing in a fridge or wine cooler, like these SnoMaster Wine Coolers, is the perfect addition to your home bar setup. These special coolers work to keep the wine from aging prematurely.
Many of us have not been blessed with ample counter space. Having a designated spot for your home bar is a great way to reduce clutter. Additionally, bar carts can be purchased to match your home’s decor. Efficient and decorative? We’re in.
Home Is Where the Bar Is
Having a home bar is a great way to improve the ambiance of your home. With the essentials listed above, you can easily make your home into the hottest new spot on the block!
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