Skye Sonnega | Feb 04, 2022

6 Most Useful Home Bar Accessories

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Imagine taking the first sip of your favorite craft cocktail… while sitting on your couch turning on the latest episode of the Bachelor! If you’re a cocktail connoisseur, a home bar is a great way to enjoy a drink from the comfort of your home. The best part? It doesn’t have to be fancy, or expensive. In this blog we cover the essential home bar accessories needed to create any drink recipe. Keep reading to learn how to start!

1. Shaker

If you have one tool in your home bar, it needs to be a shaker. Show off your inner mixologist to friends, family, or your significant other by creating leveled-up drinks with a shaker bottle. From margaritas to martinis, G&T’s to daiquiris, a shaker is designed to perfectly mix your drink while keeping it cool and refreshing. 

If you’re in a pinch, a mason jar makes a perfect DIY cocktail shaker. If you’re looking for a high quality shaker to add to your home bar collection, the BrüMate Shaker Pint should be your go-to. Completely leak-proof and shatter-proof, this unordinary shaker will have your back with every drink you create. When you’re ready to sip, the Shaker Pint is the only shaker that doubles as a pint glass. Craft your perfect beverage without the mess!

people using a shaker pint.

2. Mixing Spoon

For beverages that don’t need to be shaken, a mixing spoon is a must-have. Mixing spoons are long, designed to reach every part of the glass to ensure that each layer of ingredient is mixed together smoothly. This tool is typically used for whiskey cocktails that don’t need a shake, but still need a stir.

people sitting at bar with drinks.

3. Ice Cube Makers

Hate when your cocktail quickly becomes diluted? Have no fear, the BrüMate Ice Spheres keep your drink cool and strong from the first sip to the last. For drinks that are meant to sip on slowly, like a Whiskey Sour, ice cube molds are a great way to prevent dilution. Simply fill the molds with water and freeze in preparation for your next cocktail night!

If you’re a whiskey fan, the ice spheres were designed to fit perfectly in the BrüMate Nos’r. This is the first and only insulated nosing glass, made with durable stainless steel and our BevGuard™ anti-dilution technology. Sip your favorite whiskey, bourbon or scotch in style with this versatile glass. 

4. Jigger

A jigger is a tool used to measure liquor for cocktails. This tool has a signature hourglass shape, with one side generally equal to one shot, and the other side equal to a half shot. Instead of using the classic “eyeball” method, a jigger allows you to follow a recipe and pour the correct amount of alcohol for optimal flavor. When following new or especially meticulous cocktail recipes, this tool can be extremely helpful! 

5. Rocks Glass 

A rocks glass, otherwise known as a lowball glass, is round, short and sturdy. These glasses are designed for slowly sipping on high-quality spirits. To level up your favorite Old Fashioned, add a classy rocks glass to your home bar. 

The BrüMate Rocks tumbler has everything you love about a rocks glass, plus insulation! This tumbler is leak-proof, shatter resistant, and is made with our signature anti-dilution technology. Gone are the days of spilled drinks and watered down spirits, this tumbler has your back wherever you go.

6. Muddler

If you love a mojito, a muddler should be an essential part of your home bar. Muddlers are used to lightly smash herbs, fruits, and other ingredients added for cocktails. Smashing ingredients helps to release important aromas that add another layer of flavor to your cocktail. 

person using shaker pint to pour beverage.

Outfit Your Home Bar With BrüMate

Whether you’re staying in or going out, a home bar is perfect for enjoying a movie-night or pre-game cocktail. Check out the BrüMate best sellers for more versatile tumblers to add to your home bar, or head to our blog to learn how to stock your bar cart. Cheers!