Setting up a home bar requires an initial investment in the proper home bar supplies. This includes bar tools, glasses, liquor, wine and the proper drink mix guide. Once you’re set up, you will reap the rewards for years to come.
Doubles as a measuring spoon and a stir stick.
A handy reference of cocktail recipes.
Maintain a clean work area.
This is a must for mixing spirits.
For when screw-top bottles annoy you.
Cocktail Shakers & Strainers
You don’t need a fancy one.
Large enough to be useful but small enough to store easily.
Handy for many cocktail recipes.
Always use fresh fruit.
Be sure to have a good assortment.
To grate spices like nutmeg and ginger.
Ice Bucket, Ice, Tongs and Scoop
This is a must if you can’t measure accurately.
Look for one that is easy to use.
For the stirred-and-not-shaken drinks.
For building your drinks.
Make sure it’s long enough.
Napkins and Coasters
For cutting fruit garnishes.
Rubber Spill Mat
Makes cleaning up a bit easier.
Go for a variety (in size, color and shape).
Heavy-based Collins glasses
Heavy-based rocks glasses
Tulip-shaped champagne flutes