A home bar can be the perfect way to get a party started or entertain guests, but it can also take up valuable space in your living room or kitchen that could be used for other purposes. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to create an inviting atmosphere without having to sacrifice precious square footage in your home. Check out these five ways to have a luxurious home bar on a budget and you’ll be able to create an enjoyable social hub that won’t feel like it’s taking over your home!
Why you should start building your own home bar
By having your own home bar, you’ll be able to entertain friends and family in style. You’ll also start drinking more often at home and be able to create customized concoctions of your favorite drinks. In addition, you’ll save money by making drinks yourself instead of paying $7-10 per drink at bars. Even if you don’t like alcohol much, a nice home bar will make you feel posh as well as ready for any possible party situation that might arise.
Choose the right location
The first question to ask yourself is where you’re going to build your home bar. If it’s in your kitchen, you will likely have limited space and won’t be able to fit very many different types of alcohol. If it’s in your living room, decide if guests will feel comfortable sipping cocktails at your place when everyone else is watching TV or playing board games. For maximum impact, pick a space with windows that face out into your backyard.
Things needed for making a good drink
The following things are needed for making a good drink: A glass, ice, an alcohol base, and mixers. I’ll go into detail below about what each thing is and why it’s necessary. Glass: A tall glass with straight sides will be best so you can see your ingredients in full view and add them as quickly as possible. The rocks glass will also suffice if you don’t want to run out and buy all new glasses just for cocktails.
Wine, Beer and Spirits – Which Should I Buy?
This is an age-old debate, with lovers of wine and beer claiming that their libation of choice tastes better than liquor. But who’s right? The answer depends partly on personal preference but also has a lot to do with alcohol content and serving temperature. Here’s what you need to know before buying your next bottle.
Martinis, Fizzes and Frappes
Mixing up your own cocktail creations can be great fun. With bartending tools and supplies, you can mix drinks that are just as good—if not better!—than what you’d order at a high-end cocktail bar. You can choose among dozens of types of glasses, shakers and strainers and even learn how to use them properly with professional bartending classes.
For those who don’t like gin, there are many alternative choices that also mix well in cocktails. Alternatives like vodka and whisky have low sugar content, which means you won’t add unnecessary calories to your drink (our recommended serving size is 1.5 ounces of alcohol). And remember: While bitters aren’t essential for creating great drinks, they can make your cocktails tastier and more complex—and they are entirely optional.
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