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Why do you need a home bar and how to get it started?

by wangshuchun 09 Mar 2023 0 Comments

Imagine coming back home after a long and tiring day, and heading straight to your home bar, which is stocked with your favorite alcoholic beverages. You pour yourself a drink, maybe a glass of wine or a cold beer, and sit down in a comfortable sofa.

You take a deep breath and savor the moment, enjoying the peace and quiet of your home. Maybe you turn on some soothing music or light a few candles to create a cozy atmosphere.

As you take a sip of your drink, you feel the stress and tension of the day start to melt away. You let out a contented sigh, feeling grateful for this moment of relaxation.

You may choose to enjoy your drink alone, or you may invite a few friends over to share in the experience. The living room can be a convenient location,which is often a central gathering place in a home and can provide easy access to your bar tools and supplies.

Having a home bar can offer many benefits, including:

  • Convenience: With a home bar, you can easily entertain guests without having to leave your house or go to a bar. You can also enjoy a drink after a long day at work without having to go out.
  • Cost-effective: Over time, going out for drinks can add up and become expensive. Having a home bar allows you to save money on drinks and entertainment, especially if you frequently host guests.
  • Personalization: When you have a home bar, you can personalize it to your tastes and preferences. You can choose the drinks you want to serve, the decor, and the overall ambiance of the space.
  • Improved bartending skills: If you enjoy making cocktails, having a home bar can provide you with the opportunity to improve your bartending skills. You can experiment with different recipes, techniques, and ingredients.
  • Socializing: A home bar can be a great place to gather with friends and family. It can become a focal point of your home and a space where memories are made.

Overall, a home bar can be a worthwhile investment for those who enjoy entertaining, socializing, and relaxing with a drink in the comfort of their own home.

Here are some things you may want to consider when getting started:

  • Basic bar tools: You'll need some basic tools like a cocktail shaker, strainer, jigger, bar spoon, and mixing glass. You may also want to invest in a muddler, citrus juicer, and a fine mesh strainer.
  • Glassware:Depending on what kind of drinks you want to make, you may need a variety of glasses. Some basics include rocks glasses, highball glasses, martini glasses, and wine glasses.
  • Alcohol: Start with a few basics like vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey. You can also add liqueurs, bitters, and vermouth to your collection.
  • Mixers: Stock up on mixers like tonic water, soda, fruit juices, and simple syrup. You may also want to have some fresh herbs and fruits on hand to garnish your drinks.
  • Storage:Find a good location to store your bar tools, glassware, and alcohol. A bar cart or shelving unit can work well. In addition, a good wine refrigerator is necessary to keep all your alcoholic beverages at the proper temperature and humidity.
  • Lighting:There are many types of lighting fixtures you can choose from, including pendant lights, wall sconces, table lamps, and floor lamps. Pendant lights can create a modern look, while wall sconces can provide a soft glow. Table lamps and floor lamps can add warmth and a cozy feel. The right ambient lighting can create the perfect atmosphere for your home bar. By considering the size of your space, the mood you want to create, the color temperature, the type of fixture, and the use of dimmer switches, you can choose the right ambient lighting to make your home bar a welcoming and enjoyable space.
  • Ice: Having plenty of ice on hand is important for making drinks. Consider investing in an ice maker or making large batches of ice in advance. SMAD 5L LED plastic ice bucket is good for up to 750ml wine champagne and a half-dozen 330ml beer, with color-changing light, can also be used as a table ambient lamb.
  • Recipes: Start collecting recipes for cocktails you want to make. You can find recipes online or in cocktail books.

    Then you have an own bar ready, as the night wears on, enjoy your drinks and the company of your friends. Maybe you share a few laughs or engage in deep conversations about life and the world around you.

    Eventually, as the night draws to a close, you feel a sense of contentment and satisfaction. You've had a chance to unwind, connect with others, and enjoy some of life's simple pleasures. You head to bed feeling relaxed and ready to take on whatever the next day may bring.

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