Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Today I thought we would talk about what you need to have a great bar!

Basic set of tools

When setting up a bar, you will need quite a lot of equipment. The following is a list of basic bar equipment you should have in your bar to allow you to make most drinks. You may also want to take a look at the list of additional equipment that will make life behind the bar a bit easier too.

Bottle opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Can opener
  • Measuring cups and spoon set
  • Bar spoon with long handle and muddler on the end
  • Juice squeezer

  • Electric blender                                                 
  • Cutting board and a sharp knife
  • Ice bucket with an ice tong
  • Mixing glass
  • Shaker and strainer

  • Bottle sealers
  • Towels
  • Boxes/jars to store garnishes in
  • Glassware

You will have to buy new supplies of the following equipment regularly.
  • Cocktail napkins and coasters                               
  • Swizzle sticks
  • Straws, both long and short ones
  • Cocktail picks
  • Sugar and salt (for coating rim of glasses)

    In addition you may wish to buy some other equipment to make things a bit easier and to be able to make additional drinks.
    • Ice crusher, preferably electric
    You can crush ice manually, but an electric crusher it a whole lot easier than using a hammer.
    • Wooden muddler
    • Ice pick or chipper
    • Vegetable peeler or a twist cutter for fruit peels
    • Ice scoop
    • Funnel
    • Nutmeg grater


    1. Okay...I have my list made, but I have one question? Where do I order the Hottie from..LOL

      You know I have to have one...or two of them at my bar. ; )

      I loved the "I'm a drunk, we go to parties." That cracked me up and I swear you got that from someone in my family..LMBO

      1. LOL...glad you made a list ; ) As for the hottie and how to order, I'll have to get back to you, I'm checking in "package" know...the more the merrier! And it's always cheaper to buy in "bulk" isn't it? LOL

    2. LOL @ Robin - Girlie I thought the same thing! ;)I would like a Mr. Ab's

      I need a wine glass today like the one you pictured!!!
      Great blog Savannah, sorry I'm so late getting here today.

      Hugs <3

      1. Glad you liked the blog DeAnna! Don't ever worry about getting here late hun, it's my blog and somedays even I'm late! LOL


    3. We have a bar in our house on the side of a huge room with a fireplace and pool table. We're still working on setting up the bar. I'll share a photo when we finish.
      Great tips Savannah. I copied the list into Word. Thank you! A few Cabana Boys would work!! LOL

      1. Oh brenda that would be wonderful! I'd love to see your finished project : ) Maybe you'd like to share your experience and do a short guest blog : ) (Yes, that's a little hint) LOL

        Next week, I'll be stocking the shelves with alcohol, the following week there will be a little contest : )

        Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see what I can do about those Cabana boys!