There’s only one thing better than a beautifully designed home bar, a well-stocked home bar.
Creating a home bar is one thing, but ensuring you have the very best of what you need to create a memorable evening is quite another. From the perfect olive to garnish your dirty martini with to the very best glass to drink it from, this is your one-stop shop for everything your ultimate home bar needs.
In the words of Mark Twain, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”
So, with those words ringing in our ears we turn our attention to the (liquid) beating heart of any bar, spirits. From the smoothest Vodka to the most deliciously smokey Mezcal, these are the essentials to build your ultimate bar around.
Even though all of these spirits are delicious enough to drink totally unadulterated (which we’d particularly suggest for the Caol Ila Scotch and Del Maguey mezcal) what makes a true cocktail is a great quality companion liquor.
Here are some of our favourite essentials
Don't forget your garnishes & extras!
Is there anything more satisfying than the fizz of a crisp gin and tonic, or more transportive than an icy dark ‘n’ stormy cocktail? A top-notch drink requires a top-notch mixer.
Alcohol Free? With a world of alcohol free options nowadays this shouldn’t mean you enjoy your home bar any less. Here are some of our favourite alternatives.
Alcohol Free Aperitif
Alcohol Free Spritz
Alcohol Free Beer
Alcohol Free Spirit
If alcohol is the leading lady, then surely quality ice is the supporting actor who steals the show? Easy to get wrong, and oh-so-fabulous when done well. Wow your guests by going the extra mile with something they won’t expect.
For Crystal Clear Ice Cubes
For The Perfect Ice Ball
For XL Ice Cubes
Any barkeep worth their salt will tell you, it’s all about the gear. Superb quality, long-lasting barware will not only elevate your drink, but the entire making experience.
Have you ever drunk a martini from a mug? No, although there is something quite chic about the idea, the perfect drink demands the perfect vessel.
Here are some of our recommendations