Home Bar Essentials | Everything You Need For Your Home Bar Setup

If you’re in the market to up your Home Bar game, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find the tools, glassware, must-have spirits and mixers to give yourself a one-stop-shop Home Bar setup. 

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Excellent social areas and timelessly elegant, Home Bar’s are a surefire hit with any type of guest – and The Hut’s line of drinkware and bar accessories from the likes of Tom Dixon, Bloomingville and more are bound to impress drinks enthusiasts! 

Home Bar Glassware

As a general rule, if you think you need a double, that’s two cocktails at once. Ice melts too quickly for double measures, diluting the drink beyond the recipe. So take your time, enjoy the moment, make a single and grab the second once you’re finished!

You Will Need:

  • Cocktail Glasses (For Old Fashioned’s, Margarita’s…)
  • Highball Glasses (For Gin & Tonic’s, Mai Tai’s…)
  • Couple Glasses (For Daiquiri’s, Martini’s…)
  • Mixing Glass 
  • Champagne Glasses
  • Whiskey Glasses
  • Decanter
  • Ice Bucket


Home Bar Tools

Whether you’re a complete cocktail novice or have been mixing for years, The Hut’s curated selection of bar tools will help you build the essential setup to make any delicious drink. 

You Will Need:

  • Bar Spoon
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Jigger
  • Juicer
  • Muddler
  • Bottle Opener
  • Cutting Board
  • Grater
  • Straws
  • Wine Cooler 

Home Bar Stock 

When shopping for your home bar essential stock, it’s best to make a list of some of your favourite cocktails as well as popular drinks you’d like to be able to serve to your guests beforehand. For each drink, list out the full list of ingredients and garnishes. 

Spirit Staples:

  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Whiskey
  • Liquors (A small selection of staple liqueurs comes in handy for cocktail making. Many also work on their own as after-dinner digestifs! Think Amaretto, Campari and Vermouth). 

Key Mixers:

  • Fruit Juices
  • Tonic
  • Soda
  • Bitters
  • Syrup
  • Your chosen garnishes
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Home Bar Essentials

Whether you only have room for a simple tray or a full built-in bar, take a look at The Hut’s curated home bar essentials below. The surface of any console table, bookcase or shelf can easily be transformed into a bar. Simply arrange by category – with spirits on one shelf, glasses on another – and so on…


Written by Ciara Martin. Featured image courtesy of @theinterioreditor

Ciara Martin

Ciara Martin

Writer and expert