The essentials for your home bar
On this page we would like to show you the basic bar accessories for your personal home bar. You really only need a few special glasses and other accessories to build your own home bar. Below we show you which bar accessories are the most important from our point of view. Get the accessories and start your own small home bar.
The most popular bar accessories
Jigger is another term for measuring cup. The jigger allows you to measure the ingredients precisely. Then you always use exactly the right amount of spirits as specified in the cocktail recipe. Visit our Jigger page to learn more about the measuring cup.
The cocktail shaker is also an absolute “must have” if you want to set up your own home bar. The bar accessory is essential if you want to prepare cocktails and long drinks at home on a regular basis. The cocktail shaker is used to mix alcoholic and non-alcoholic ingredients. At least 70% of all cocktails are prepared with the help of a shaker. On our cocktail shaker page you can find out all the information about bar accessories.
The bar spoon is one of the most important bar accessories for your home bar. The spoon has several uses. On the one hand, it can be used to measure spirits, on the other hand, it can be used for stirring. In addition, the bar spoon can be used to prepare beautiful layered drinks. Visit our bar spoon page and find out all the information.
The mixing glass is used in the remaining 30% of all cocktails during preparation. The bar accessory is used in cocktails where only alcoholic ingredients are used. To do this, take simple bar spoons and put the ingredients into the mixing glass. Now mix all the ingredients together. For more detailed instructions, simply visit our mixing glass page. As a bar accessory, however, the glass is very important.
The bar strainer is used in just about every cocktail. The bar accessory is used to separate the mixed or shaken drink from the ice. In addition, other unwanted ingredients (lemon pips, fruit, etc.) are caught by the bar strainer. That is why this bar accessory should not be missing in any home bar. You can find out more about it on our bar strainer page.
This bar accessory is always used when you want to prepare a long drink. Many well-known cocktails, such as the Tequila Sunrise, Planter’s Punch or the Long Island Iced Tea belong to the cocktail type of long drinks. Mocktails, i.e. non-alcoholic cocktails, are also usually served in this long drink glass. If you would like to learn more about bar accessories, please visit our long drink glass page.
This glass is mainly used for classic cocktails. A Dry Martini or a Sidecar must be enjoyed from a Martini glass. The cylindrical glass is also used for various aperitifs and digestifs. The classic, timeless shape of the glass makes every drink that little bit more elegant. On our Martini Glass page you can find out everything you need to know about the glass.
The muddler allows ingredients to be crushed directly in the glass or cocktail shaker. The muddler is particularly well known as a basic bar accessory for making caipirinhas. It crushes the limes directly in the Caipirinha glass. You can find out all about this bar accessory on our muddler page.
This special glass was developed especially for the enjoyment of high-quality sparkling wines. A wonderful perlage can form in the glass. In addition, delicious sparkling wine cocktails and champagne cocktails can be served in the champagne glasses. This glass is not necessarily a standard bar accessory. If you want to set up a somewhat professional home bar, the champagne glass is nevertheless a “must have”. You can find out more about bar accessories on our champagne glass page.
This copper mug is best known for one cocktail: the Moscow Mule. Another drink that can be served in the copper mug is the Mint Julep. There are always legends and stories about the mug. Is the cup really harmful or can you drink from it without worrying? You can find the answer to this question on our copper mug page.
A tumbler (or old fashioned glass) is used to serve delicious cocktails in a small glass. As a bar accessory, the tumbler definitely belongs in your home bar. Well-known cocktails such as the Negroni, Whisky Sour, Old Fashioned, Sazerac and Mai Tai are served in the tumbler. And let’s face it, a bar is not the same without these cocktails. The tumbler can be used in many different ways. In addition to cocktails, various spirits (for example whisky or pisco) or soft drinks can be enjoyed. Learn all about the Tumbler now!
The Tiki Mug is mainly used to serve the famous Tiki Cocktails. The most famous Tiki cocktails are the Pina Colada and the Mai Tai. Find out everything about the Tiki Mug here. A Tiki Mug is not an essential bar accessory, but its eye-catching shape will brighten up any home bar. Find out everything about Tiki Mugs now.