A home bar is more than just a place to store liquor; it's also an opportunity to explore mixology and create unique drinks. Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering spot or simply want to expand your knowledge of cocktails, having a home bar is the perfect way to do it.
This guide will provide all the information you need to set up your home bar. From choosing which spirits, tools, and accessories are necessary for creating delicious cocktails, to learning basic mixology techniques, this guide will help you create a space that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family.
Crafting professional-level drinks at home requires the right tools and equipment. A cocktail shaker set, jigger measure cup, bottle opener tool kit, muddler and strainer set are essential for making quality drinks. These items can be purchased from several local stores such as Specs, Texas Cheer Liquor and Assemble Cocktail Workshop.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced home bartender, craft cocktails are a great way to enjoy the flavors of the season. With just a few base spirits and a few modifiers, you can create classic cocktails recipes that will impress your guests. Not only are these recipes easy to make, but they also allow you to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. From simple two-ingredient drinks to complex concoctions that require fresh ingredients, there is something for everyone when it comes to craft cocktail recipes. Take some time to explore the options available and find the perfect drink for your next party!
Cocktail ingredients to keep on hand:
-Base spirits: Tequila, Bourbon, Gin, etc
-Simple Syrup (make your own 1:1 sugar to water)
-Bitters (start with Aromatic and Orange)
-Liqueurs (such as Orange Liqueur, Campari, Luxardo and Chartruesse)
-Fresh citrus (such as orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit)
-Sodas and tonics (we LOVE using small cans or bottles by Fever Tree and Central Market)
-Garnishes (such as olives, citrus peel, and cocktail cherries)
If you want to take your knowledge even further, consider booking a cocktail class at Assemble Cocktail Workshop, or draw inspiration from blogs and books dedicated to mixology. With these tips & tricks in mind, you’ll be able to impress your guests with delicious homemade cocktails!
Assemble Cocktail Workshop
322 S Main St Building B, Boerne