Gentlemen’s Guide: How To Stock Your Home Bar

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June 11, 2018 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

Three essential tips for choosing the right tools and the right bottles to create the ultimate home bar

“A.Langen

 



A properly stocked bar at home is a must if you want to impress business partners, romance a date or just have a good time with friends. From how to choose the right drinks to the importance of glassware find out how to stock your home bar in our latest edition of Gentlemen’s Guide:

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Start with what you know and love

Pick spirits that you genuinely enjoy. A true gentleman should know how he likes his drinks, and be able to share his passion and preferences with his guests.

Build your collection by starting with the basics like Bourbon whiskey, Scotch whisky, tequila, and rum. You should also have mixers such as club soda, tonic water, soft drinks and orange juice at the ready. Don’t forget to equip your home bar with a bit of decorative panache, such as cocktail olives, limes, lemons, oranges, and Tabasco sauce.

See also: Gentlemen’s Guide: How To Make A Good First Impression

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Gentlemen’s Guide: How To Stock Your Home Bar
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Have the right glassware

Once you’ve got your beverage selection sorted, the next task is getting the right tools and glassware. There are tumblers that are made specifically for certain drinks, but If you don’t have a specific type of cocktail in mind, start with basics such as Martini glasses, rocks glasses, red and white wine glasses, highball glasses, pint glasses and of course, a quality shaker and strainer.

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The bar cart matters

When you have guests over, the home bar will easily and automatically become the space where people gather to socialise. So it's definitely worth making each item at your home bar, especially the bar cart, a conversation starter. After all, a gentleman should always know how to entertain his guests.

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Watch: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph 39.5mm black dial

Suits, accessories & venue: Bryceland’s Co | Bar cart: iDecorate | Styling: Rosana Lai 

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