What types of liquor do you need to stock in Your Home Bar? If your bar is going to be strictly casual, you might only need to keep beer and wine on hand along with some non-alcoholic beverages for your friends and family who are on the wagon.
If you are only offering beer and wine to begin try working on a few signature drinks to dazzle your guests. Start with a margarita: practice for one week and perfect this crowd-pleasing cocktail. Then add a vodka martini or another drink you'd like to serve. Just adding one special cocktail a week will have you offering a wide variety of special mixed drinks in no time.
When starting out, focus on these six basic liquors – vodka, scotch, gin, rum, tequila and a whiskey or bourbon. Consider adding some flavored liquors such as cranberry vodka. Bar expert Jon Taffer says coconut vodka tastes great with pineapple juice! Have fun and be creative. Stock these essential liquors and you'll be sure you can make any drink your guests request.
Host your own wine tasting party in Your Home Bar with these fun accessories:
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Want to celebrate New Year's Eve at home but you don't have a bar? Think again. Check out these lowcost options: a simple cart, a tray or even a basic stainless steel catering tray. Remember, you don't have to spend a lot of money.
Looking for easy to master holiday cocktails? Try these 12 great cocktails of Christmas!
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YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TO ESTABLISH YOUR HOME BAR. IKEA OFFERS THE RASKOG CART (Left) FOR $29.95 AND TARGET (Center) HAS A SIMILAR ONE FOR THE SAME PRICE.
UPGRADE TO THE IKEA STAINLESS STEEL CART CALLED THE GRUNDTAL (Right) AND YOU GAIN A WINE RACK, PLUS A DRAWER FOR STORAGE.
A cool way to give Your Home Bar a distinctive look is to dress it up with an LED liquor shelf and bottle display. The plug-in units are available from specialty bar websites and at Amazon.
The LED colors range from blue to red to orange and more. You can get a two-shelf model for $100. to $130. The three-shelf models start at about $150. They will really add a lot of style to your bar.
We have a friend who paid for his with the money he collected each week from beer, soda and water bottle returns.