Stocking your Home Bar
When stocking your home bar find a space that works for your bar. Coffee-type nooks are great for this purpose. Stock with the following tools: 24 Oz cocktail shaker, muddler, mixing spoon, jigger, strainer, corkscrew, 3 liquor pourers + 2 brushes + 6 caps, ice tongs, and 2 bottle stoppers. Liquor will keep for a long time. Buying in bulk on sale is a good idea if you entertain often. Keep it simple by stocking up on the essential liquors. A half dozen or so, 750 ml bottles with a few mixers is a well stocked home bar.
Liquor Keeps for a Long Time
Liquor will keep for a long time. Buying in bulk on sale is a good idea if you entertain often. Many liquor stores provide a case discount. Keep it simple by stocking up on the essential liquors. A half dozen or so of the 750 ml bottles, with a few mixers is a well-stocked home bar.
Beer Mugs and Pilsner Glasses
Beer Mugs and Pilsner Glasses
Some home bar essentials are basic to ensure easy drink preparation and entertaining. Your home bar design can be simple or more complicated based on your needs. You may want the addition of a bar or bar table, along with bar stools or chairs and shelves to store liquor and bar utensils as well as barware glasses. Ask friends and family for home bar ideas, go online and look for idea boards such as Pinterest, for even more ideas.
Install shelves if needed to support your barware glasses. The basics are:
- Various sizes of shot glasses
- Old-fashioned bar glasses
- Cocktail glasses
- Margarita glasses
- Highball and Collins glasses
- Mason jar style glasses
- A few fun Fishbowl glasses
- Champagne and wine glasses
- Pilsner beer glasses and beer mugs
Decorating Your Home Bar
Decorating your home bar is a matter of personal taste. This is a space you use to relax and unwind. Vintage signs or more modern touches may be your style. Make it comfortable and useable with your personal touches. Your home bar setup should be clean and modern.
You might want to sport a few home decor touches that reflect you or your hobbies for your in home bar design. Your home bar setup should reflect who you are as well as provide for the needs of guests when entertaining.
Man Cave Ideas
If a man cave is more your style then a bigger space is needed. Big screen TV, posters, neon signs even a built-in bar or movable bar with a larger surface would be suitable. Bar stools of your liking, as well as more comfortable seating, is a must. If you want to go all out add a wine cooler and a small refrigerator for snacks.
There are many considerations while designing the bar for man cave status. Some man cave furniture, a few man cave signs, and interesting home bar decor make your space more inviting. You should allow plenty of room for friends to move around, so open space is best. Consider a house-bar-warming party, invite lots of friends and they can contribute to your space as well. Cheers!
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As always, drink responsibly and stay safe.