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10 Essentials for your At-Home Bar

At Owl's Brew, we like to consider ourselves professional-amateur bartenders. Whether you are making a killer spicy margarita, fruity sangria, or anything in between, there should be nothing intimidating about whipping up a variety of drinks at you home bar.

We've put together a list of all the tools you'll need to build out your home bar set up. And please remember, you don't need these all at once! But as you add to your collection, we think you'll impress yourself with your cocktail skills.

1. Angled Jigger

Proportions are everything! A proper jigger is key to measuring out the correct ratios, whether making a single drink or a large batch for a crowd. We love the angled jigger, because you are able to see the accurate measurements without the guesswork or eyeballing of a traditional jigger or shot glass.

2. Good Ice

My aunt tells a story that one time she was at an island beach-bar that used sea water to make their ice cubes. If you didn't drink fast enough, your drink would get saltier as the ice melted into the cocktail!

Although sea water is certainly drastic, the importance of good ice cannot be understated, as the ice chills your cocktail, and dilutes into the drink. It's important to note the size and speed of the melt of different cubes, based on your drink (large 'rocks' for spirit heavy drinks vs. smaller or crushed ice for different mixed drinks).

3. Basic Glassware