Trying to decide which home bar accessories you need? We want you to be successful in your ventures, so we’re here to help. You’ll find a comprehensive list below for everything you’ll require to serve up some cocktail classics. Maybe you’ll even invent some original recipes!
Bartending is a great pastime. Soon you’ll be wondering how you ever lived without all this bartending magic in your life!
Welcome to the Club!
Let’s get to mixing, shall we? It’s important to have a few essentials, but we’ll also hook you up with the extras. You’ll be bartending like a boss in no time. What’s important is to have fun and share with friends. Be open to receiving honest feedback. It’ll make you better.
Cocktails definitely have personalities all their own. So make some new “drinkable” friends as you discover recipes and try your hand at mixology. We’re certain you’ll enjoy the journey of crafting drinks at home for small get-togethers, birthday parties, big games, and more!
Must-Have Home Bar Accessories
You’ll find these home bar accessories to be important and useful as you begin navigating the bartending waters. We’ve read a lot of cocktail recipes here at Prestige, so we know what you’ll need to have on hand. The last thing you want is to discover a great-sounding cocktail and not be able to make it because you don’t have the right equipment.
We understand you might not build this collection overnight, but make it your mission to start checking these items off in the near future!
- Glasses (If you have only one type, go for the rocks glasses.)
- Bottle and Wine Openers
- Mixing Glass
- Bar Spoon
- Ice Trays
- Strainers (Hawthorne and Fine Mesh)
- Juice Press
Stocking Your Home Bar: The Good Stuff
The spirits themselves, of course, have to be there. For more ideas, check out our article Stocking a Home Bar: What You Should Know. Three cocktail enthusiasts go into detail about what you should grab at the liquor store. And you’ll get some easy, tasty recipes, too!
- Common Spirits (whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, Irish whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, etc.)
- Common Mixers (tonic water, soda water, homemade simple syrup, bitters, vermouth, etc.)
- Common Garnishes (cherries, lemons, limes, oranges, cocktail olives and onions, mint, sugar, salt, etc.)
Next-Level Home Bar Accessories
- Variety of Glasses (rocks, Collins, highballs, coupes, Nick and Noras, shots, etc.)
- Ice Bucket
- Ice Scoop
- Pour Spouts
- Wine Bottle Holder
- Wine Charms
- Smoking Box
- Bar Knife
- Channel Knife
- Cutting Board
We can certainly help you with that last item on the list. Our handcrafted, unique Prestige Decanters are actually our specialty. Have a look at our decanter tags as well! It’s all so striking and fun that, well, if we’re honest, we’d put these on the “must-have” list.
Working Up to Pro Status
To help you along in your home bar journey, we like the tips here in these two short videos: Home Bartending Basics and This Doesn’t Suck: Home Bartending. Main takeaways? Keep practicing. Keep learning. Keep drinking.
Any other home bar accessories you’ve found indispensable? Know a few tips that a newbie might need up his or her sleeve? Leave us a comment below!
Rock on, home bartenders. You GOT this.