Top 20 home bar essentials
6. Strong alcohol
For your home bar stock up on alcohol that you like to drink, as well as ones that are popular with your group of friends. You don’t need to have everything on hand, but have enough that people have drinking options.
7. Cocktail shaker
Make sure that you have a cocktail shaker. There’s nothing worse than guessing at the right amounts of alcohol or not being able to mix a drink properly.
8. Shot glass
You might not be the kind of people that take shots, but always have some shot glasses because you need them for mixing drinks properly. Plus, there could be one of those nights where shots are just in order.
9. Bartending handbook
You need to know what you’re doing when it comes to bartending, so make sure your bar is stocked with a bartending handbook that teaches you how to make the most common cocktails. There’s nothing worse than not knowing how to make a simple cocktail.
10. Cutting board and paring knife
You don’t often think about needing a cutting board or a paring knife when you think about mixing drinks, but you definitely need these items. Garnishes are important when it comes to cocktails or even when you’re serving soda. Make sure that you can cut up the garnishes that you need without having to run upstairs to your kitchen.