Create an atmosphere of hospitality and style with a fully stocked home bar. Outfitting your bar with the right bartender tools and bar accessories make it easy to enjoy an evening cocktail or host a large party.
Essential Home Bar Tools
In addition to stocking your bar with the right set of glasses, you’ll need bar tools to mix and serve your favorite beverages. Here are the essentials:
• Cocktail Shakers and Mixers. To make perfect martinis, margaritas and mojitos, select shakers of various sizes. Most cocktails shakers run from 17 to 32 ounces. Some shakers also come with a strainer and a jigger for measuring liquor. Stainless steel is the best choice—it keeps liquids cold. Polished stainless provides a sleek and shiny look.
• Ice Buckets. Choose a small bucket with tongs to make cocktails on the rocks. Or select one that can hold a bottle or two of white wine. For a larger capacity, go with a beverage tub. They can keep several cans and bottles on ice for large gatherings.
• Bottle Openers and Wine Openers. From fancy electric models to simple corkscrews, today’s openers can open bottles with ease. Use an automatic opener to open many bottles quickly, but have a couple of manual openers on hand so guests have easy access.
A well-accessorized bar can be useful for non-drinkers too. Use your bar tools and experiment with fruit juices and sodas to create delicious “mocktails” for the whole family.
Unique Home Bar Accessories
Bring your home bar to the next level with fun bartender supplies that will impress your guests. Take the role of the professional bartender with authentic pour spouts for each bottle in your collection. Offer stone or stainless steel ice cubes to keep drinks cold without watering them down. And store your favorite spirits in glass growlers and decanters—they make an elegant addition to your bar cart.
Don’t forget to protect your surfaces with drink coasters. Slate designs add a refined look to your entertaining space.