Most of us will be ringing in 2021 at home this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the celebration. Stock your home bar, cue up some friends on Zoom and celebrate the end of 2020. Here’s some tips to have the ultimate home bar this New Year’s!

Any good bar (even the ones at home) are stocked with a variety of alcohol. If you want to be fully stocked and prepared to make just about any cocktail, make sure your home bar has at least one of each of the following:

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Whiskey (Bourbon, Rye, Scotch) 
  • Rum
  • Tequila or Mescal
  • Cognac or Brandy

Other good alcoholic beverages to have at your disposal when stocking a bar are white wine, red wine, champagne, and beer. 

The key to a good cocktail is the tools you use to make it. You don’t need every gadget and gizmo your local bar has but it does help to have the basics. This includes a shaker, bar spoons, a strainer and of course a jigger

Other items that make for a fun home bar experience are an electric wine opener, whiskey rocks, a decanter, wine chiller, an ice maker and ice tongs.

Items in featured image above is our beautiful matte black & gold Harlong bar collection.

For a true bar like experience make sure you have glassware for the occasion. There are endless types of glassware, but you can’t go wrong with the basic eight:

  • Wine Glasses
  • Shot Glasses
  • Highball Glasses
  • Short Cocktail Glasses
  • Martini Glasses
  • Margarita Glasses
  • Champagne Glasses
  • Beer Glasses

Your drinks taste great and they should look great too. The key to a good drink presentation is a combination of the glass it’s in and the garnish on top. Make sure your bar is stocked with plenty of garnishes like fresh herbs, citrus slices, and fruit. You can’t forget a salt or sugar rim for your cocktails so invest in a cocktail rimmer to save you a mess. Last but not least, give your bar an extra oomph with one of our popular bar carts.

Find all your home bar essentials from glassware to mixing tools and more at and ring in the New Year in style safe at home!