It has become a fast-growing trend to have a nice little space set up for home bar. Forget happy hour! You can now make cocktails and relax over a drink after a long day in the comfort of your own home. Whether or not you have little ones running around the house, everyone can benefit from a well -stocked home bar. By learning a few tips and techniques, you will find that happy hour can be just as rewarding at home as it is in any other place.
Buy what you like to drink
Depending on what tickles your fancy, stock your bar up with what you like to drink. If you like whiskey or rum, have several different types at hand. There is no point filling up your bar with vodka if you are never going to drink it. If you like to entertain a lot however, it would work to your advantage if you have a more versatile collection.
Buy a good cocktail book.
Behind every bar is a good book on how to make killer cocktails. Unless you are a pro, then you do not need this. It is highly recommended to get a book that will give you a good understanding of spirits and all things alcoholic.
It is not enough to just have bottles; you also need a few tools to make your domestic mixology a success. From glassware, to shakers, knives and measuring tools these are bar staples that will make your work that much easier and neater.
If the luxury of a home bar is not accorded to you, you might also consider a liquor cabinet, because the purpose is just the same, but just remember to keep it locked so that the kids do not get curious about the contents of that cabinet. At the end of the day, the point is to find a way to kick back and relax from the stresses of a long day and if done in the comfort of your own home, the better.