I’m a real estate agent who has also worked in the food and drink industry for 20 years. Recently, I’ve realized that these two things are wildly similar. You are helping people, listening to people, solving problems and giving advice not only about real estate but about life in general. During some of my recent home searches I’ve had numerous clients ask me for advice about buying a home along with how to stock a home bar. It’s really exciting to move into a new place and be able to entertain in your own customizable space. I’ve compiled a list of some of your home bar essentials to get the ball rolling! Hope this is helpful guys!
I’ve also posted some of my favorite home bar photos in my story on Instagram! So, check that out to get some inspiration for your home bar. Some of them are super sexy! Davina’s Insta Story!
These are the base of any cocktail so you will need to grab some of the essentials. You can drink these on the rocks, neat or in a mixed cocktail. These are some of my favorite spirits but feel free to add your own within your personal budget.
Gin – Beefeater, Plymouth, Ford’s, Tanqueray, Bombay, Never Sink, Barr Hill, Greenhook
Bourbon Whiskey – Basil Hayden, Widow Jane, Knob Creek, Bulliet Bourbon
Rye Whiskey – Michters, Bulliet, Templeton Rye, Old Overholt
Single Malt – Macallan 12, Oban 14 (this is an expensive category so grab one you like or omit – I like to have one on hand)
Tequila – Espolon, Herradurra, Tierras, 123 Organic, Pasote
Rum (light or dark) – El Dorado, Goslings, Meyers
Dry Vermouth – Dolin Dry, Noilly Prat
Sweet Vermouth – Carpano Antica, Dolin Sweet
Orange – Cointreau, Grand Marnier
Bitter Elements – Campari, Aperol
Amaro – Montenegro, Cardamaro
Orange Bitters – Hella Cocktail makes a great one
Tools to Look Like a Boss
Cocktail Shaker (duh)
Fine Mesh Strainer
Confidence (you got this)!!!