Home Bar Essentials

How to Understand Bartending Terminology

How to Understand Bartending Terminology

Watching bartender videos online can flummox any beginner home bartender. The jargon used is like a second language – building and floating, muddling and hard shaking. You’re lost before you’ve even begun! If you have yet to set up your home bar, thinking about one,…

Glassware for your home bar

Glassware for your home bar

I always loved a martini glass – the shape, the hold, the feel, the sexiness of it.  For every celebration I attended, my present of choice was two Tiffany martini glasses. When I was looking for bar glassware for my very new home bar, I…

How to Set Up a Home Bar

How to Set Up a Home Bar

Sometimes you just need a drink. But after watching the wizards behind the stick at your local drinking establishment, how could you even compete? A Negroni is not just a Negroni.  Still, trying your hand at making a few cocktails and setting up your home…

Cocktail Measurements: Imperial vs Metric

Cocktail Measurements: Imperial vs Metric

I get so confused when a recipe says mls and I only have a teaspoon! It’s rare that a cocktail book prints in both mls and ounces, so I have set down them, as well as I can, in this table of Cocktail Measurements: Imperial…

National Drinks Days 2020

National Drinks Days 2020

Everyday of the year is one of the National Drinks Days as far as I’m concerned but here is a list of the more established ones. (A few weeks, eves, and months are mixed in as well!)  Thanks to Drink Days for putting this together!…

How to choose a cocktail shaker set

How to choose a cocktail shaker set

Everyone’s favorite piece of barware has to be the cocktail shaker set, synonymous with bartending, cocktails and class. If you’re just starting to collect home barware, the cocktail shaker set is always your first purchase, after the alcohol! Which one should you pick? What is…