Stocking Your At-Home Bar Like A Pro Bartender

Stocking your bar may sound like an easy thing to do but you can get ahead of yourself FAST! Before you know it, you’re at the register and your total is $500. -Yeah I call that the Instagram effect! You’ve been seeing all these beautifully styled at-home bars online, but the secret is that most bars aren’t built overnight. When stocking your bar, start with the basics and stock more premium options overtime.

Having a dedicated place your wine and spirits is super important! Not only is a nicely organized home bar great to look at, it’s a great way to maintain organization when it comes to your wine and spirits. You won’t have to go running around the house looking for your cocktail making tools, everything you need will be in one spot. Having a bar at home bar will also make you want to up your bartending game! If you need some help, I’ll be here to help. Make sure you check out my series.

Essential Liquors

  • Vodka

  • Gin

  • Rum

  • Tequila

  • Bourbon or Cognac


Basic Mixers & Liqueurs

  • Sweet Vermouth

  • Dry Vermouth

  • Angostura Bitters

  • Cointreau or Triple Sec

  • Simple Syrup Assortment

  • Tonic Water

Essential Tools

  • Jigger

  • Shaker Tin

  • Mixing Glass

  • Strainer

  • Bar-spoon

  • Muddler

  • Wine Opener


Once you have these basic essentials, you can start learning how to make all of your favorite cocktails and take your bartending skills to the next level. Be sure to check out some of my favorite cocktail recipes