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Preparing Your Home Bar

Home bars are like kids: they come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all equally. There is no one way to build a home bar and when we say “build” we don’t mean hammers and nails because, surprise surprise, we’re not a hardware store. We’re talking about the most important part – what’s on the inside.

Whether you’re stocking a full-sized bar that features two fridges, a working sink and bar stools, making the most of an overstuffed kitchen cupboard or anything in between, we’ve got you covered! It’s really all about the personality…err, what’s on the inside that counts.

Check out this checklist to build a basic home bar that will keep you covered for a variety of events/situations. Keep in mind, everyone has their favourites so use this as a framework and edit for your specific needs.


Spirits

bar-lime-mixers

What you need:

  • Choose 2 signature cocktails and get the ingredients for those (your choice, we started with 2 options below)
  • Plan for a classic Manhattan (Whisky, sweet red Vermouth, Angostura bitters and cherries for garnish)
  • Get the ingredients for a Moscow Mule (Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and lime for garnish)
  • Grab at least one bar staple like rum for the East Coast favourite rum and cola

 

Wine

bar-wine

What you need:


Beer

bar-beer-styles

What you need:

Choose a few different types of beer to accommodate different tastes and preferences. Start with a mix of:

  • A lager
  • A light beer
  • A porter or stout
  • An IPA or pale ale

Click here to explore our beer catalog.


Cider

bar-stools

What you need:

Mix

bar-variety

What you need (these will also help for designated drivers):