How to Stock a home Bar

It is convenient and interesting experience to have one’s own bar at home. You can simply come

and relax at your own place a stressful and monotonous day work. You

can also entertain your guests. You shoud not  worry about going

back to your home when you feel too drunk to drive after drinking at

some other bar outside. Before mentioned are the benefits, but to

really get the most out of your own bar in your own home one must pay

attention to the below mentioned guidelines about stocking your

home bar:

  • You should think big. And you should not only buy your favorite

drinks, but also make sure to have something for everybody who comes

to your home. You will need drinks: whiskey; beer (light and regular); bourbon; brandy; tequila; champagne; gin; Premium Scotch; different types of liqueurs; vodka;  rum; sherries; vermouth; etc. You may also consider unique drinks like this coffee flavored whiskey. If you join a craft whiskey club, you will get access to unique whiskey flavors and order bottles for your bar.

  • It is time to buy some mixers now. To keep your guests delighted, you

should have a variety of some cocktail drinks like Pena Coladas,

Martinis, Margaritas, Bloody Mary’s, etc. The following mixers will be

needed in order to keep cocktails coming: tomato juices as well as other vegetable

juices; club sodas; tonic water; water (plain, flavored and sparkling)

); fruit juices; sodas.

  • Here come the flavorings and the garnishes! Drinks become more fun

as well as ‘edgy’. Some drinks are not even complete without the

garnishing with leaves or lemon etc. Consider following flavors and

garnishes: coconut cream; lemon and orange;  citrus fruits

like lime, bitters; hot sauce (for the Bloody

Mary’s),  rock salt (forthe  Margaritas); cherries; Worcestershire sauce , green olives (especially for Martinis); roughly crushed ice and sweet syrup (for  sweet drinks and


  • You need a lot of glasses as well but here are some most important

things you need to have if you want to make your drink a perfect

relaxation: dish towel; bottle opener; straws; blender; coasters;

squeezer (usually for citrus fruits); napkins (for cocktails); jigger;

pitcher;  shaker; corkscrew; stirrers; ice bucket; cutting board

;paring knife (for the peeling of fruits); and strainer.

It depends on your preference what other things you should buy.

However, it is important for you to know how to prepare some cocktail

drinks; if not for you, for your guests at least. It will impress your

friends and relatives. Keep your bar clean to avoid any bacterial

manifestations, bugs, and molds. So, be ready for setting up your bar at home.

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About the Author: Bruno Silva is an entrepreneur from Portugal with over 15 years of experience in Online Marketing. He is also a blogger and writes on variety of topics from online marketing to designs, cars to loans, etc.

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