Home bars are a great addition to any space, we put together a simple guide of what to stock to get your home bar fully set up.
These 6 bottles of liquor will make sure you are prepared to cover all the basics and wow your guests.
It's important to consider the basics of any bar like a sweetener or syrup, fresh citrus, bitters, and vermouth both sweet and dry. These basic ingredients are going to be used in all of your cocktails. Having unique glassware can also add a personal touch to make your space more memorable.
Having a good bottle of scotch is a must. A great celebratory option for a special occasion or used in a cocktail for a more bold flavored drink. There are a few options for you to choose from but a few good choices would be a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label, Buchanan’s Deluxe 12-year, or Dewar’s 12-year Blended Scotch.
This will be your go-to bottle to make sure you have all bases covered with your favorite whiskey cocktails. A few good choices are bottles from Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, and Four Roses.
Rum is also another must-have in your home bar. Rum can be used to substitute the base for all the basic cocktails to over a different flavor profile to your favorites. When it comes to rum there are both light and dark to choose from. We find that a darker rum is more versatile for your at-home bar. A few recommendations are bottles from Appleton Estate Signature Blend, Kraken Spiced Rum, and the classic Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
Like rum, there are a couple of different types of tequila to get that all have slightly different flavor profiles but the safest bet is to get Reposado. A bottle from Lunazul, Espolon, or Cazadores will all make sure your friends and family will love your spicy margs.
This spirit is going to cover all your needs for a light and refreshing cocktail. Fresh citrus and floral notes are great for summertime and light easy drinks. We recommend carrying Beefeater London Dry Gin, Bombay Sapphire, or Tanqueray No. 10 Gin.
And finally, a favorite that can be mixed with just about anything to make so many boozy creations is a good bottle of vodka. Titos, Grey Goose, and Absolut all make a great vodka that is perfect for your home bar set up.
Now you are fully equipped to make a great at-home bar that will keep you entertained with so many different variations of cocktails to enjoy in the comfort of your home. And now with great services like Youbooze, you can even order from the comfort of your home and get your order delivered right to your door!