How to Setup a Home Bar

For every person who enjoys to party outside but spends a relaxing time inside the home, a home bar is just the perfect way to have both of that. In fact, a properly set up bar at home can be a great spot to chat with friends and family. But often people find out that they are not equipped with the proper stocks. Brought up from the culture of the 1960s, setting up a bar in your house has been a passion for most of the people.

If you have the same passion in you to enjoy liquor at your home, it is the time to set up a home bar. Here is how you can set up your perfect home bar:

Alcohol:

 If you are trying to set up your home bar, then alcohol is intangible. Setting up a home bar will not only keep you happy but also will lead to your guests coming again and again. A rare collection of alcohol is something that is admired in a home bar. You can also keep at least one bottle of every alcohol variants. Whiskey and Rum are must if you consume them daily. Apart from this, you can also store Scotch, Gin, Vodka, Tequila and much more!

Here is a video that explains about what kinds of drinks you should get.

Mixtures: 

It is always understandable that everyone will not forcibly prefer to consume raw alcohol. People like to drink it with a mixture. You can do this by stocking a lot of cocktails, Club Soda, Cold Drinks or even juices which can be paired up with Vodka. You have to keep it all to maintain the perfect home bar.

Garnishes:

The role of garnishing any drink is to make it better. Fruit pales, cocktail olives are a great starter choices. So if you are looking to get the perfect bar experience, then it is the time to get some real good garnishing options. Ice, sugar or even pepper and salt are all the essential things that you need to keep with yourself to prepare all kinds of drinks.

Proper Utensils: 

It is always a true saying that to make the perfect choice of alcohol; you also need perfect glasses too. Of course, Glasses for vodka, Tequila, Whiskey, Wine are all different. So if you are preparing a proper cocktail, you need to pick the perfect sized glasses even with a peg measurement.

Storage:

If you have placed your bar in one corner of your home, then you can simply re-design it. You can create a wine stellar on the wall where you can easily place the alcohol and the glasses. Apart from this, you can store a fridge on the counter top to store ice, beers or even other chillers such as sodas.

Example of a home bar setting

Example of a home bar setting

There are the few essential things which you indeed need to keep if you are planning to create a home bar with the perfect stocks in your home. This post just gives the brief overview, in the future we will be sharing a lot more about each aspect, so stay tuned!…

7 foods to eat when you drink

Healthy food is a part of everyone’s life. Almost all of us love to have a lot to have some good food along with our wines! But finding something that works with your drink can be slightly confusing. Some dishes can be disastrous and increase the effect of alcohol on your body, by many folds.

So, it is best to pair your alcohol party with trusted foods. Here are the top 7 choices we have for you.

  1. Wheat Crackers

Wheat crackers are an exceptional food for you to have! With the vitamin B engraved inside the wheat crackers, they help to stabilize your body. This one is surely a healthy choice and perfects for snacking, talking and drinking.

  1. Microwave Popcorn

If you have popcorn without oil, then it is probably one of the best decisions that you can make. You can opt for microwave based popcorn which has no oil. You are gulping a lot of calories by drink that pint of beer, don’t make it worse by eating oil.  

  1. Wheat Toast

Wheat toast is a healthy option that it is perfect for small parties. They are easy to make, and it is okay if you have a lot of them. Also wheat naturally absorbs alcohol, so if you are going to drink heavy, make sure you have a wheat toast around.

  1. Pancakes

PancakesGot a romantic date with that special someone. Make some pancakes and pair it up with red wine. This combination allows you to pay attention while the other person is talking, but also manages to take the edge off.

  1. Waffle

Waffle is my personal guilty pleasure and is by far the best dessert you can pair with cocktails. I enjoy it with a glass or two of martini. However, they can be a bit unhealthy, and it is recommended to make them with a waffle iron. But if you are a miser like me and need an appliance that can serve many purposes, then find a one that best suits your need on http://shiningkitchen.com/best-stand-mixer-reviews-2016/.

This page talks all about stand mixers, and the different uses. I have the Kitchenaid Professional 600 as I am a big fan of cakes.

  1. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Sandwich - Delicious and Fulling

Grilled Sandwich – Delicious and Fulling

If you heart saying to have the chicken then it is best to opt for Grilled Chicken Sandwich! It is delicious and the sandwich will keep your stomach full. Also being grilled, it is healthy for you as there is little to no oil.

  1. Water

Now this might not be a proper food to have, but  water is the most essential thing that you can opt for. Infact water will keep the blood circulation constant and will prevent the body temperature from going cool. It also dilutes the effect of alcohol.

A general rule is to go for something that has little to no oil. So if you have some favourite food that you like to eat while drinking, then comment about that below.…

Best Cocktails to Make at Home

Cocktails have something that finds a special place in the heart of people who have a passion for alcohol. In fact, a lot of individuals all over the world fall for cocktails at the bar. To put it in simple words, cocktails are nothing but fusion and mixture of your favorite drinks.

Yes, a lot of people gets cocktail ordered in the bar, but they are freaking expensive. So it is not a bad idea to make them in your home. Well, if you are eager to make your cocktail, then the time has come for you to choose the best one for your needs. Here are some stunning recipes by which you can easily make your cocktail at home!

Negroni

The Negronis are a stunning mixture of Campari and Amaretto Sour Crowd. The gin is added with the vodka tonic and then it is flavored with sweet vermouth for that additional zing. The color becomes rich because of the vodka tonic. This one gets a lot of eyeballs.

Gin & Tonic

One of the oldest cocktail known the humanity, it finds a special place in the heart of many. Gin & Tonic can be made with any dried gin, tonic water and a fusion of lemon wedge. Coming out from the British Empire, the Gin & Tonic is a pleasure to have!

Martini

Now if you are looking to have anything classy, then the Martini is something you need to have. You can also choose to have it with Gin or with Vodka! It is served in a Martini Glass with Gin or vodka added with olive twists and Orange bitters! Try this once my friend; you might just call it bae. 😉

Martini! in all its glory

Martini! in all its glory

 

Manhattan

If anyone is fond of bitter whiskey, then the Manhattan is something to try out. It is prepared with Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. You can add ice to make the taste chilling. For all the whiskey lovers, this is the best cocktail you can have.

The Daiquiri

Need something to freshen your mood, have a daiquiri. It has been prepared with lemon juice blasted into White Rum with an added flavor of salt. Like espresso is known to give a morning jolt, this one works as a morning punch. Cocktail fusion

Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Ever tried the combination of Rum and beer? Well, the choice of Dark Rum and Beer is something that we all love to have. The Dark ‘n’ Stormy encompass Dark Rum, ginger beer as well as lime to give integrity to the taste. The perfect drink to enjoy with friends.

Sidecar

The Sidecar is hugely popular, especially on the west coast. With the added flavor of Brandy, the soothing taste of the Sidecar is something that everyone enjoys. If you are on a date and want to take it slow, then hop onto a sidecar. 😀

Gimlet

The baby of a Gin? Well, added with Gin or Vodka, the Gimlet is something that can lighten you up. If you like to have the Gimlet in your home, simply choose the mixture of white gin and a lemon twist. This simple recipe is bound to have exceptional taste.

So try these out and if you do, post about it in the comment section below.…