Meeting at a bar and ordering a pricey cocktail can be damaging to your wallet. That is just one of the reasons why having a well-stocked home bar will benefit you. Why, not invite a few guest over this summer and whip up one of their favorite drinks? Keep reading to see what you need to stock up on!

Home bars or carts are the perfect addition to a dining, kitchen or living room area. Place the right accessories in your bar and it will be the center of attention. For starters invest in basic equipment, stock up on essential liquors, and you can have a home bar that will impress your guests.

Whether it’s moscow mules, margaritas or martinis your home bar will be ready to accommodate all types of tastes. Get ready to start shaking and stirring up drinks in no time. Below you’ll find a checklist for a home bar that you and your guests will love.

Bar Cart

Make your family and friend’s favorite cocktails with the help of a fabulous bar cart. Especially if you don’t have a built-in bar, a classic cart is the perfect piece of furniture to invest in. The Annabell Cart is sleek and stylish with its gold finish. Another favorite is the Oscarine Lucite from Anthropologie. This piece is a show stopper and will immediately draw your guests attention. It’s also a great place to add deserts or appetizers for a party.

Glassware

In order to make that perfect cocktail, you need the right type of glasses to serve them in. A variety of glassware ensures that you’ll be ready make just about any cocktail that your friends will want. The Riedel Vinum Stemware Collection is an eight set exclusive glassware collection. It allows you choose what type of glassware you would like. I also love the Daphne Decanter and Whisket Glasses. The gold honeycomb design adds a fun touch to any bar.

Bar Tools

Make special cocktail requests easy when your home bar is equipped with the right tools. For starters you will need items such as an ice bucket. Also, it’s always nice to have a cocktail shaker on hand. Lastly, cocktail must-haves that might be forgotten about are items such as a muddler, strainer, bar spoon, corkscrew and a jigger. The Hotel Collection Five-Piece Bar Tool Set from Sur la Table features everything you need and is only $80.

Now that you’re home bar is ready, which cocktail will you be shaking up first? Let me know in the comments below.

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