Bar Essentials

September 23, 2017
Bar Essentials

A man of style carries his style throughout all aspects of his life. One way to accomplish this is to make sure the gentleman’s home bar is always stocked with the essentials. This is imperative when you are entertaining guests; however, it is also important to always drink in style, even if it is just you! This guide will help you determine all of the elements you need to present a bar with class and style!

The Essential Liquors

Building the perfect home bar can be quite the expense, start small and slow and build your bar over time. Think of the cocktails that you and those who frequent your home will be most likely to drink and start there. Most likely those drinks will fall into one of the following essentials:

Bourbon

This American whiskey is an essential to sip classic cocktails such as the Old FashionedManhattan, or Mint Julep.

Scotch Whiskey

Scotch is most commonly served on its own or with a splash of water or ice. Due to this, it is important not to skimp on this bottle. A safe basic that most scotch drinkers will enjoy is Johnnie Walker Green Label or Glenfiddich 12 Year. Try serving the scotch in a glass with a giant ice sphere, you won’t regret it.

Vodka

This is a staple for many popular drinks such as martiniscosmopolitans, and bloody marys.

Gin

Gin is made to be mixed! Gin & tonicsgin mules, and Tom Collins are all popular ways to enjoy gin.

Tequila

Tequila is popular for many drinks, however most notably for the classic margarita!

Rum

If you want to be able to serve mojitosdaiquiris, or a simple rum and coke you will want to have this spirit included in your bar!

Other liquors you will want to have include vermouth and triple sec.

Mixers

To be able to mix most drinks you will want to have a basic supply of:

  • Club soda
  • Tonic Water
  • Ginger Beer
  • Orange Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Angostura Bitters

A man of style knows that presentation is everything. Garnishes add a level of style to your drink. For your home bar make sure you have:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Sugar
  • Olives

Other tools you might have are a martini shaker and strainer, small knife and cutting board, and any necessary glassware.

Finally, be sure to dress the part and sip your cocktail in your custom Adrian Jules suit!

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