Build Your Own Bar
Every home needs a built-in bar.
While we love our shiny copper shakers and pretty mint green bar napkins, it doesn’t get sleeker than matte black bar accessories. They always turn our heads when we’re out cocktailing on the town, so they’re sure to impress the guests at your next shindig. From a sturdy citrus juicer to a handsome jigger, these are the best matte black bar tools out there. #bar #bartools #homebar
Stocking up on good whiskey or gin and equipping yourself with the right tools is important, but no home bar set up could possibly be complete without the right glassware. When served in the right glass, a cocktail can sing, but if served in the wrong one, it can take an irredeemable turn for the worse. #cocktails #bartender #homebar
For 2018’s Color of the Year, Pantone looked to the cosmos for inspiration. The vibrant purple they chose, dubbed Ultra Violet, is often associated with mindfulness and meditation, which offer an escape from our overstimulated world. So if you’re looking to add that kind of funk to your home bar, these seven Ultra Violet tools are both functional and a great way to brighten up cocktail hour.
When it comes to stocking a bar cart, people are (understandably) far more focused on selecting bottles of booze than they are on buying tools and accessories. But that’s what makes receiving these boozy accessories as gifts so wonderful—you probably wouldn’t spring for a nice version yourself, so a stylish mixing glass or tool set would be greatly appreciated. Here are eight of our favorite home bar gifts that cost $25 or less.
The common mistake when building a bar with limited funds is overshooting your budget on one or two top shelf spirits. While we would never suggest you opt for low quality beverages, you don’t have to spend the most amount of money possible to get good quality spirits and mixers. Choosing all-purpose bottles that are good enough for straight sipping and versatile enough for use in cocktails is key, and there are plenty of good options around $20 (or less) per bottle.