Happy Home Bars Guide- Stocking your home bar or bar cart
What to stock it with?
One thing that people find difficult is determining exactly what their bar is really going to be used for. The most important thing you want to take into account, is you know what kind of items to stock your bar with. You want to make ensure there is enough space to store all your items. You’ll will need liquor, mixers, glassware and much more!
Liquor- Staple liquors include vodka, gin, rum, whiskey and tequila. Don’t forget the liqueurs, they are usually used in addition to the base spirit.
Mixers- Mixers are non alcoholic liquids that are mixed in with the liquor to add flavor and volume. Popular mixers are fruit juices, teas, simply syrups, bitters, club soda, tonic water, ginger ale and soda.
Garnishes- Garnishes are added to cocktails for visual appeal and can add a splash of flavor to the finished drink. Must have garnishes are lemons, limes, oranges, olives, mint, maraschino cherries and salt.
Often overlooked are the items you will need to turn that liquor and mixers into cocktails. As they say a craftsman is only as good as his tools. Some of the essentials would include jigger, peeler, strainer, wood muddler, disc bar spoon, ice cube mold, cocktail picks, citrus juicer, shaker, cocktail mixing glass, bar knife and glasses.