Home Bartender Series - Easy Tips For Impressive Home Bar
More than merely stacking bottles on a shelf, building a home bar involves designing a welcoming area that enables you to mix delicious cocktails and stylishly entertain visitors. Whether you're an expert mixologist or a novice home bartender, putting up a stunning home bar can be a fun and worthwhile project. With simple-to-follow advice, The Home Bartender Series will lead you through the process and take your home bar to a whole new level. This series aims to make you a competent and assured home barman by teaching you all you need to know about choosing the correct equipment and liquors as well as how to make classic cocktails. Let's explore the realm of home mixology and learn how to build up a beautiful home bar.
Tips For Setting Up Your Home Bar
1. Setting and defining the space
Your special home bar deserves a special spot in your place. So get that home bartender brain running and choose a spot in your house that would resonate well with the theme of your home bar. It could be a corner in your living room or near your kitchen, or even a mini home bar cart if you want an efficient yet small home bar that wouldn’t take up much space. Having a designated space for your home bar would not only add to the aesthetic of your entire home but also set the foundation and tone for you as a home bartender.
2. Essential bar tools and glassware
Understand that your bar tools would be the most crucial investment in your journey as a home bartender. Bar tools like cocktail shaker, cocktail jigger, strainer, and bar spoon are some of the basic bar tools for creating a wide range of cocktail recipes. Cocktail glasses like highball glasses, martini glasses, rocks glasses and champagne flutes can get you started on serving cocktails in a sophisticated and authentic manner.
3. Have the basic spirits
There is no need to be overwhelmed by the thousands of alcohol varieties out there. For starters, you can do considerably well with just a few classics and spirits that reflect your taste and tone, from that you may experiment and start incorporating different spirits for different cocktails in your home bar. Start with versatile classics like vodka, rum, gin, tequila or whisky.
4. Signature cocktails
You have a home bar, but your role as a home bartender would reach another level if you can craft your own personal signature cocktails. It is not as intimidating as it looks, rather crafting your own signature cocktail would be an artistic extension of your preferences, taste and experience as a home bartender.
5. Hospitality and experimentation
Above everything, the spirit of home bartending or even bartending as a profession lies in your hospitality skills. Be warm and enthusiastic while greeting your guests and having them over at your home bar so that they also feel at ease and can enjoy the entire experience. Keep in mind that learning from feedback and even your own crafted cocktail recipes is crucial to build your skills as a home bartender. So go ahead and embrace the world of mixology and the craft as you master the art at your own home bar!