Home Bar Essential Liquors and Tools

Whether you’re hosting a formal holiday party or a casual gathering in your backyard, if you’re serving cocktails, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got these home bar must haves.

Home Bar Essentials and Equipment

If you’re going to get serious about mixing drinks, you’ll need the following home bar essentials and equipment:

  • Ice Bucket. An insulated, stainless steel ice bucket will keep cubes frozen for hours and is the perfect vessel for chilling wine or Champagne.
  • Shakers. Certain cocktail recipes call for shaking, not stirring a drink. Generally, cocktails that contain citrus or other juices, cream, eggs, or other dairy products should be shaken, so a quality cocktail shaker is a must-have.
  • Mixing Glasses. A good mixing
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