With the increasing prices for drinking in a bar and the risk of getting infected by Covid, the need for a homemade bar is quite obvious. Especially on New Year's night, when everyone's out partying, you don't want to put yourself at risk by going out. Build your cocktail bar at home with some simple steps and equipment. With just a little effort, not only will you be able to show off your creative skills but also throw the best cocktail party for your friends.
We have divided everything you need into 3 categories. This will help you stay organized while purchasing your bar.
To host a cocktail party like a pro, you will need a few tools. All the equipment and tools listed in this category are affordable and don't require you to empty your pocket. Some of the most basic yet so essential bartending tools include:
- Ice tongs (they make it easy to pull out ice from the stack of ice cubes)
- Bar knife or a simple kitchen knife (to use for garnishes)
- Long bar spoons (for stirring the drinks)
- Ice cube molds (use the ones that make clear ice cubes and not with crystals)
- Cobbler shaker or Boston shaker (Boston shaker is easier to use)
- Lemon squeezer
- Metal straws (we prefer metal straws because they look beyond elegant when used in a clear champagne flute)
- Fine strainer
- Julep strainers
- Throwing strainers
You might ask, why do you need so many strainers? Well, the julep strainer goes on top of the mixing glass, and the fine strainer is put over the drinking glass. The reason you want to use these strainers is that you have to avoid getting any ice particles or fruit peels in the drink. All these little details matter when you are serving cocktails to your friends as a professional bartender.
Furthermore, you'll need:
- Wine opener
- A high-quality plastic drinkware
While serving cocktails, what matters the most is the quality and elegance of the glassware you use. You must get your hands on some sophisticated disposable plastic glasses and plastic champagne flutes. Our disposable drinkware for New Year's Eve will add a lot of value to your home bar this New Year's Eve.
You should have:
- Martini glasses
- Plastic Champagne flutes
- Disposable wine goblets
- Rocks glasses
Disposable plastic glasses are the smartest choice as they eliminate the after-party stress.
Drinks and Fresh Fruit Juices
The choice of drinks is subjective, which means you can have the drinks of your choice. For non-alcoholic beverages, you're going to need a lot of fresh fruits. Lemons, lime, oranges, and pineapple would do the thing. To make a non-alcoholic beverage, all you need is soda water, sugar syrup, ice, and juice of the fruit you want to make a drink out of.
So, you are ready to get started with your DIY cocktail bar. Just set up some lights in the end and create the mood for a perfect New Year Cocktail night.