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If this is your first home bar, there’s no need to break the bank buying all kinds of liquor. A few well-chosen spirits that suit your tastes and budget are enough to get your bar going so that you can whip up some great seasonal cocktails.
It's easy to get into cocktail preparation. All you need is to learn a few basic techniques, as shown in these videos. Want to learn how to use a shaker or how to rim a glass? Watch the video!
Essential for the preparation of long drinks, mixes allow you to dilute the alcohol and add a refreshing and tasty note to your cocktails.
Mix, stir, measure-the things you do at a bar are easier when you have the right tools. This list tells you the basic utensils you need. It’s up to you to add extras if you feel like it or once you’ve gained more experience.
Tall, flared, or rounded, glasses help you bring out the aromas, flavours, and subtleties of your cocktails. One more reason to learn what goes with what!
Garnishes and decorations are not optional! They give style to your cocktails and intensify the plethora of flavours. Let your imagination go wild!
Want to join in the cocktail craze without exceeding your—or your guests’—limits?
Offer non-alcoholic drinks to your non-drinking guests and those who really enjoyed your mojitos.
Serve alcohol-free drinks (mineral water, juice, coffee, tea, herbal tea) throughout the evening.
Prepare and serve cocktails yourself—it’s a good way to make sure your guests don’t serve themselves too much.
Already in your pantry, these essentials are great for expanding your repertoire.