Everything You Need for a Perfect Home Bar Setup
From cocktail-making tools to storage solutions, these are the items you need for a solid home bar setup.
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You can’t make fancy citrus peel garnishes without a channel knife. The OXO Good Grips zester ($9) doubles as both a zester and a channel knife, making it a multipurpose tool in your kitchen and bar. Test your zesting skills with this Orange Razzletini cocktail.
This gorgeous copper ice bucket ($46) would make for an elegant display at any cocktail party. It has a three-liter capacity and double-walled construction to keep the ice intact all night long. Impress your guests even more with one of these fancy ice cube tricks.
Coupe glasses were typically used to serve champagne before flute-style glasses took over in popularity. The wide bowl of a coupe glass helps highlight a cocktail’s aroma and is typically used for cocktails served without ice. Serve up a vintage Sazerac in one of these speakeasy champagne glasses ($20).
Red wine glasses have a larger bowl to accommodate swirling and aerating the wine. White wine glasses feature a smaller opening, which helps prevent the wine from oxidizing. This Libbey wine glass set ($32) is perfect for hosting a wine tasting. This set features six red and six white wine glasses. Follow these tips to host a wine tasting party like a pro.
The Moscow mule cocktail is traditionally served in a copper mug. This Moscow mule mug ($20) features a stainless steel construction with a copper finish. Editor’s Tip: Due to concern about the potential for copper poisoning, it is recommended that you choose a lined Moscow mule mug, rather than one that is solid copper.
If pets or curious children make open storage impractical, consider a bar cabinet. This mid-century bar cabinet ($799) features two shelves behind each door and space for both glassware and wine storage. Looking for more home bar advice? Here are our essential tips for an awesome home bar.