Home Mini Bar

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Home Mini Bar

When shopping for the right home bar, be sure to consider the size, features, and style that you need for your space. The size of the piece is important both to ensure that the mini bar is proportional to the space it is placed in, and to provide the right amount of storage for your collection of refreshments.

Home Mini Bar

9 of 9 The Nonalcoholic Bar No one should be punished for passing up a cocktail, but if plain soda and canned juice are the only alternatives, an abstainer is likely to wind up pouting in the corner. Fortunately, there are enough flavorful nonalcoholic beverages to fill an entire bar and bring cheer to the soberest of souls. Mix fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice with a splash of seltzer to make a light cocktail. Also try sweetened, diluted lime and lemon juice served over crushed ice, or whip fresh or frozen berries in a blender with ice and a dash of lime. Get our Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes

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4 of 9 Glassware For everyday use in your home bar, you only need six or eight of each of these three basic types: a short glass, a tall glass, and a stem. If you plan to serve wine at your parties, invest in eight to 12 basic stemmed wineglasses, either a single shape that is appropriate for both red and white or separate sets of glasses for each.

Home Mini Bar

For everyday use in your home bar, you only need six or eight of each of these three basic types: a short glass, a tall glass, and a stem. If you plan to serve wine at your parties, invest in eight to 12 basic stemmed wineglasses, either a single shape that is appropriate for both red and white or separate sets of glasses for each.

Home Mini Bar

To make fantastic, creative cocktails, there’s no need to stock your bar with 12 brands of expensive vodka and a rainbow’s worth of brightly colored liqueurs. A half-dozen base spirits and a few mixers will not only allow you to turn out a surprising number of cocktail classics but also give you enough to tinker with to come up with some cool drinks of your own.

Home Mini Bar

No one should be punished for passing up a cocktail, but if plain soda and canned juice are the only alternatives, an abstainer is likely to wind up pouting in the corner. Fortunately, there are enough flavorful nonalcoholic beverages to fill an entire bar and bring cheer to the soberest of souls. Mix fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice with a splash of seltzer to make a light cocktail. Also try sweetened, diluted lime and lemon juice served over crushed ice, or whip fresh or frozen berries in a blender with ice and a dash of lime.

Home Mini Bar

3 of 9 Barware The equipment needed to mix a cocktail is simple to master, and you don’t need a lot of it. Ice bag Bar spoon Muddler Jigger Cocktail shaker Strainer Ice cube trays For more tips on tools and tumblers, see our Barware and Glassware Guide.

Home Mini Bar

The equipment needed to mix a cocktail is simple to master, and you don’t need a lot of it. Ice bag Bar spoon Muddler Jigger Cocktail shaker Strainer Ice cube trays For more tips on tools and tumblers, see our Barware and Glassware Guide.

5 of 9 Alcohol To make fantastic, creative cocktails, there’s no need to stock your bar with 12 brands of expensive vodka and a rainbow’s worth of brightly colored liqueurs. A half-dozen base spirits and a few mixers will not only allow you to turn out a surprising number of cocktail classics but also give you enough to tinker with to come up with some cool drinks of your own.

7 of 9 The Mixers Cointreau A bar essential — clean, full of natural orange flavor, and not too sweet. Red Vermouth For Manhattans. White Vermouth Essential for truly sublime martinis. Bitters Bitters are used not to make the drink taste bitter but to help other flavors blend.

Cointreau A bar essential — clean, full of natural orange flavor, and not too sweet. Red Vermouth For Manhattans. White Vermouth Essential for truly sublime martinis. Bitters Bitters are used not to make the drink taste bitter but to help other flavors blend.

No one should be punished for passing up a cocktail, but if plain soda and canned juice are the only alternatives, an abstainer is likely to wind up pouting in the corner. Fortunately, there are enough flavorful nonalcoholic beverages to fill an entire bar and bring cheer to the soberest of souls. Mix fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice with a splash of seltzer to make a light cocktail. Also try sweetened, diluted lime and lemon juice served over crushed ice, or whip fresh or frozen berries in a blender with ice and a dash of lime. Get our Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes

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