Think you don't have room for a home bar? Consider a space saving bar globe. The 17 1/2" diameter standing bar globe from Kassel is about $98. The 13" diameter tabletop model is available from Amazon.com for about $76.
YOUR NFL-THEMED BAR
Transform your basement into a NFL-worthy football watcher's paradise with your own home bar...., large screen TV, fun helmets, jerseys, bar stools, lights and other accessories and you are ready for the season. If you don't have space, take an old wooden cart and deck it out with glassware and your favorite spirits.
If you're a car enthusiast and want to build a fun home bar, combine your interests and create a clever bar from a car, truck or van--or part thereof. Check out what became of an old Ford Econovan. You don't need to buy the entire van or car, you can head to a junk yard or salvage yard and hunt around for a part or section that could be cleaned up and painted. Add your personal flair and you are ready to invite your friends over for a game, favorite show or Nascar race.
Some drinks require that you "muddle." This is nothing more than using a wooden or plastic tool that helps you mix, mash and combine ingredients in the bottom of a mixing glass with the muddle tool. One end of the muddler is large and round, the other is shaped like a thin handle. Many bars have a wooden muddle to mash herbs as in a caipirinha or a Mojito, and a plastic muddle to mash fruits.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY GREEN COCKTAILS
You can have a lot of fun serving green cocktails for your St. Patrick’s Day gathering.Of course, you can add a couple of drops of green food coloring to any drink, but these will give you the true St. Paddy’s spirit!
1 part Baileys® Irish Cream
1 part Romana Sambuca
1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
3/4 oz. Drambuie
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
Shake with ice. Strain into glass with ice cubes. Add a twist of lemon.
2 oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
2 oz. Sour Apple Schnapps
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
Pour Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and Sour Apple Schnapps into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled Martini glass, top up with Cranberry Juice.
2 parts Carolans Irish Cream
1 part Laird's Applejack
Stir well on the rocks.
1 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
1 oz. Jameson® Irish Whiskey
Pour over ice and enjoy.
ORIGINAL IRISH COFFEE
The original recipe for Irish Coffee.
Into a stemmed glass, put 2 tsp. of Sugar, preferably brown.
Add 1/3 Irish Whiskey
Add 2/3 really hot, really strong Coffee, preferably freshly brewed, not instant.
The glass should be filled with this mixture to within 1/2 inch (1 cm) of the brim.
Stir well at this point to ensure all the sugar is dissolved.
Carefully float over the back of a spoon a collar of Lightly Whipped Cream, so that the cream floats on the top of the coffee and the whiskey.
Do not stir any more.
Serve the drink without a spoon or a straw, as part of the pleasure comes from sipping the hot coffee and whiskey through the cool cream.
A tailgating trailer or a mobile bar is within your reach. Just take inspiration from this mobile party lounge. Created by a company called The Box, this mobile bar is not your standard tent for alfresco celebrations and presentations. The outside decorative walls are visible, even when the lounge bar is closed during transportation. It comes with seating accommodation for 32 people and and a lawn area. In winters, you can use the special heating units to impress your guests. The fully-integrated bar includes beer taps, refrigerators, sinks, worktops, cutlery, crockery and an ample storage space. A 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD and integrated stereo system takes care of the entertainment. This mobile Lounge Box can be set up within just 30 minutes and occupies a mere 16 square meters of space when closed.