Do you have a bar in your home, or have plans to get one set up? Of course, you will need to stock it with liquor, but you will also need a selection of items from different cocktail glasses to spoons, spouts and more. I’ve put together a great list of home bar essentials equipment that you might consider adding to your list of items for you bar. *This post does contain affiliate links.
Home Bar Essentials Equipment
Cocktail Mixing Glass
This mixing glass is adequately sized for mixing drinks for 2 in style. With a classy design and a handy pouring spout, this is a great tool for any home bar.
12″ Mixing Spoon
This slim mixing spoon makes swirling flavors in your home bar a breeze. Long enough to fit in a tall glass without being bulky. This spoon is a space saver and makes a great addition to any bar.
Steel Double Jigger
This jigger has all of the measurements you will need for mixing drinks. I love that the measurements are laser etched and won’t fade off after a few uses. At under $10 this is a comfortable jigger to handle and has a non slip grip.
Bottle Pourers with Stainless Spouts
This 12 pack of pourers are perfect for making a well stocked bar stand out. Pouring drinks is neater than ever with these.
Cocktail Shaker Set
Every home bar needs a cocktail shaker for the perfect martini. This set includes the shaker, a jigger, a mixing spoon and a recipe book for everything you need, except the booze, to make the perfect martini.
Whiskey Decanter Globe with Glasses
This decanter set is super classy. Featuring a globe shape to hold your whiskey and two etched glasses, this globe will look incredible in almost any home bar.
Beer Layering Tool
Present the perfect black and tan on demand with this handy layering tool.
Ice Sphere Tray
Ice is a must for a home bar, but take it up a step to impress guests and keep drinks super cool with this silicone ice sphere tray. At under $10 this offers a perfect touch to any cocktail.
A must have for adding a twist of citrus to drinks. This peeler is under $10 and is easy to use thanks to the swivel design. Keep it on hand to add a twist anytime.
Every home bar needs t least 4 pint glasses. This set is affordable, durable and functional. Best of all it is under $15 for 4 glasses.
You could roll and squeeze citrus the old fashioned way, but why? This aluminum juicer makes fresh lemon or lime juice just a squeeze away, saving you tons of time that you can use to mingle instead of strain yourself!
Copper mugs make for the perfect Moscow Mule. Invest in a set for your bar because they are cheerful and will be used numerous times! Trust me on this one!
Cocktail Strainer Set
This set is great because it has variety; you can get all of the straining tools your home bar needs, including a julep strainer for under $20.
Black Cocktail Straws
These straws are functional and classy, perfect for a home bar. Make your guests feel like grown ups by skipping the fast food straws for the occasion.
Sparkling Water Machine
Skip the bottles that go flat if not used right away and mix your own club soda at home for fresh cocktails and less waste.
Every home bar needs a great bottle opener. This 6 inch option is perfect for home or professional use. It opens bottles with ease and is comfy in your hand too.
I hope that this home bar essentials equipment checklist has helped you as you shop for your bar. Of course, there are still a few questions that you might ask as you are preparing for your home bar. I’d like to help answer those for you.
What bar tools do I need?
The list above pretty much sums up the list of items that you might need for your home bar. In addition to these, you might consider investing in a muddler, a small strainer and perhaps a small refrigerator, so that you will not have to run to the kitchen for things that need to be kept cold like juice.
What every home bar should have?
In addition to your favorite specialty liquors, every home bar should be stocked with the basics like gin, vodka, rum (dark and light), tequila, bourbon and whiskey.