Come creare un perfetto Home Bar: i consigli di Elena Spirits

Discover how to transform a corner of your home into a sophisticated home bar to enjoy perfect drinks on any occasion.

If you are a cocktail enthusiast and want to bring the art of mixology to your home, creating a home bar is the ideal solution. This article will guide you step by step in setting up your bar corner, from positioning to materials, from essential accessories to the spirits that should not be missing.

INDEX

  1. Where to place the home bar
  2. Style suggestions
  3. Furniture and materials
  4. Essentials: accessories and glasses
  5. Spirits and beyond

Where to place the home bar

Choosing the right spot for your home bar is crucial. Look for an area in your house that is easily accessible and can become a gathering point. A corner of the living room, near the dining room, or even an unused space under the stairs can become perfect places for your home bar.

Make sure the area is well-ventilated and has good lighting to create the right atmosphere.

The most popular spots? Kitchen: you have everything you need for drink preparation at hand, including a sink, glasses, and the space needed to let your creativity flow. Storage room: in this case, you can take advantage of the surprise effect, as your home bar will be visible only when opened. Under the stairs: an often-unused space that can become a perfect home bar if carefully designed. Living room: the most classic choice. Many apartments and chic houses had a bar corner in the living room during the ’70s. Choosing this location is a tribute and a reinterpretation of those roaring years.

What style for your bar corner?

The design of your home bar should reflect your personal taste and integrate with the existing decor. Opt for a style you like that creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

You can choose a vintage look with solid wood furniture and brass details, or a modern design with clean lines and shiny surfaces.

Personalize your space with decorative objects such as paintings or plants to create a unique atmosphere. Do not neglect the choice of lights: the right lighting can give the space the mood you are looking to achieve.

Consider that a vaguely retro, more classic style, emphasizing wood, can fit perfectly even in an ultra-modern environment, while it is more difficult for the opposite to happen.

Furniture and materials

A sturdy counter, well-built shelves, and comfortable stools are key elements for a functional and classy home bar. In a nutshell, what you will need for the setup is:

  • Counter and stools or chairs
  • A bar cabinet
  • A fridge or a wine cellar

The choice of materials will inevitably influence the aesthetics and models to adopt. Also consider the functionality of the home bar, a space that needs to be well-organized and practical.

Wood is a popular choice for its versatility and warm, welcoming appearance. Metal and glass will be perfect for giving a modern and industrial touch.

Comfort in managing the home bar must also be considered: easy-to-clean surfaces and furniture should always have priority when choosing.

Must-have accessories and glasses

To create perfect cocktails, you will need the right tools. Essential accessories include:

  • A shaker
  • A jigger
  • A muddler
  • A strainer
  • A bar spoon.

The shaker will be used to mix the ingredients for certain types of drinks. The jigger is a hourglass-shaped measure that will help you get the perfect amount of ingredients for each cocktail you make. The muddler is a pestle used to press or squeeze fruit to add to your drinks. The strainer is a sieve that bartenders use to remove ice before pouring the cocktail into the glass. It can also be useful for removing fruit pulp. The bar spoon has a very long handle and allows you to stir the ingredients in the glass.

Don’t forget to have a good variety of glasses: tumblers, Martini glasses, wine glasses, and whiskey glasses are essential. Invest in an ice bucket and tongs to keep your drinks fresh and well-presented.

If we were to narrow down the set of glasses to a few types, a goblet and a tumbler are indispensable. You can expand your collection over time, but to start enjoying your home bar corner, these types of glasses are a must.

Spirits and beyond

A well-stocked home bar must have a selection of quality spirits. Essentials include gin, vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila, and brandy.

Don’t forget to include some liqueurs like vermouth, triple sec, and amaro.

Finally, make sure you have a selection of syrups, bitters, and mixers to create a variety of cocktails.

Always choose quality products when purchasing spirits and ingredients for your drinks: it will be essential to offer your friends a pleasant and flavorful experience. Elena Gin and our collection of Vermouth are available to bring a touch of Langa to your home bar!

Creating a home bar is an exciting project that will allow you to explore the art of mixology in the comfort of your home. By following these tips, you will be able to set up a space that is not only functional but also elegant and welcoming, ideal for entertaining friends and family with perfect drinks.