3 Easy Ways to Give Your Home Bar a Boost

Most of us are spending more time at home these days. Unfortunately, for many people that means missing out on their favorite restaurants, pubs, and breweries.

While nothing can replace the feeling of going to one of your favorite bars with friends, you can still make incredible cocktails from the comfort of your own home

You can even more fully immerse yourself in the “bar-like” experience by giving your home bar a bit of an upgrade. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do just that. The good news? You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to make incredible changes that can make your home bar your favorite hangout spot until you can go out on the town again.

So, let’s look at a few ways you can give your bar a boost and have fun creating an ideal drinking space within your home. 

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1. Have the Right Tools

One of the best investments you can make for your home bar is to have all of the right tools. If you have friends or family members who come over for a cocktail, you’ll want to be sure to make it correctly.

Make sure you have the right glasses, jiggers, shakers, and other tools and utensils needed for a variety of different cocktails. Collecting such things can become a hobby, all on its own. But, it’s a lot of fun to have a fully-stocked bar, not only with liquor and mixers, but with every tool you need to make cocktails like a professional. There are hundreds of different types of cocktails, but knowing the basics with the right tools at your disposal is a great place to start. 

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

If you really want to give your bar a boost, try something different. Turn your simple home bar into a brewery. While you may not be able to do anything on a large scale, you can experiment with brewing your own beer by getting the right tools at a home brewing equipment shop

If you love a good brew, getting into making your own beer could be a hobby you tinker with for years to come. You can control every aspect of brewing, and anyone who comes to your bar will love seeing what you’re doing. So, be ready to answer questions about your process!

3. Upgrade the Seating

Even if you have a small space, having the right kind of seating for your home bar can make a big difference, as it allows anyone who stops by to know they’re welcome. It can provide the feeling of a “real” bar, and a place to have good drinks and even better conversation. 

You can never go wrong with classic bar stools, but don’t be afraid to upgrade them to fit your personal sense of style, or to fit the look of your room. Seating goes a long way in bringing your bar together and allowing it to feel like its own separate space. 

It doesn’t have to take much to turn a simple home bar into your favorite place to be. Keep these simple upgrade tips in mind to give your bar a boost, and become a master cocktail maker or brewer for yourself, your friends, and family. 


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Social & Cocktail – Christmas Cocktails : Review

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The guys at Social and Cocktail 2 Go contacted me and asked if I would like to try their new Christmas cocktails and get them sent to my house…I had to say yes as their other cocktails from the last delivery were amazing see my review here

The Christmas cocktails

The Grinch Cocktail

I had to start with this one as its name made it very intriguing and I wanted to know how it tasted.

This was really good!!! For me, it had lime hints, maybe a subtle cherry hint…

This was very good and mega moreish!!!! I could and probably would just order 4 of these thats how much I enjoyed them.

Highly recommend

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Cranberry Mojito Cocktail

I was a little hesitant with this one as for me the taste of Cranberry is hit and miss, so I didn’t know what to expect.

I took a little sip….ohhhhhh I wasn’t expecting that! This had a really nice sweet taste.

I would have this again, as I really loved its flavour ⠀⁠

Again just like the Grinch cocktail a solid 5/5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Christmas Margarita Cocktail

Now look how cool this looks with its wee candy cane…that was a hint that this would be sweet and would be perfect for my sweet tooth.⠀⁠

I took a sip and mmmm yeah this was very good, I was spoiled every cocktail was great.

Another solid 5/5⠀

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the cocktails and service.

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Social and Cocktail for making my weekend better with their amazing Christmas cocktails.

All of these Christmas cocktails were very refreshing, enjoyable and full of taste….and MEGA moreish.

Just like the last cocktails I cant fault them in anyway, or the service! guys if you fancy some amazing cocktails sent to your home then you have to check them out and send them a wee order or two.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Social & Cocktail – Cocktails To Your Door : Review

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Freshly Made Cocktails delivered to your Doorstep

ABOUT

The guys at Social and Cocktail 2 Go contacted me and asked if I would like to try their new delivery service where I would get some cocktails delivered to my house.⠀

We set a date and time, and their service was spot on and as you can see from the photos they all come pre-made and ready for your enjoyment. ⠀

One thing that stood out for me was, they were all lovely and chilled….for me this was great as if you had a party they were ready to drink as soon as they arrived no need to wait.⠀

Each cocktail comes with its own little info card, to tell you what the ingredients were in making it, and a wee promo code to give you a 10% discount on your next order….this was another nice little touch.⠀

Before I start the cocktail reviews I have heard that they are also just about to launch a whole range of Christmas cocktails, (The Grinch, Mistletoe Margarita, Gingerbread Man Martini to name but a few) how cool do they sound? keep watching this space or my Instagram as I will be helping them promote the new ones.

The cocktails

Disco Drumstick⠀⁠
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We all have had this one at some point when going out, either due to its amazing flavour or that you normally get a wee drumstick sweet with it.⠀⁠
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This tasted just like that and also included the sweet, which I took to work and enjoyed as a wee treat.⠀⁠
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This was perfect for me as it was very sweet, and had a great flavour now this is another one I could have easily had.⠀

Gin & Raspberry⠀⁠
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For me when I go for cocktails, I don’t tend to go for ones that have Gin so I was interested to see how this one was due to the flavours.⠀⁠
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I was very shocked, this tasted very nice and I was very pleasantly surprised.⠀⁠
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This had a very nice and pleasant taste, I couldn’t really pick out the gin as the raspberry flavour was a little stronger but wow I really liked this.⠀⁠

Strawberry Daiquiri⠀⁠
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I don’t tend to do Daiquiri’s when I go for cocktails, but I do have a sweet tooth and this sounded like it would be very nice.⠀⁠
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Wow, I loved this!!! The strawberry flavour was perfect, and I have to admit this but I could have easily had another one of these⠀⁠

Pornstar Martini⠀⁠
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I used to go out every weekend with my best friend, and I would order many many many of these so I couldn’t wait to try this one.⠀⁠
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Again it was nice and chilled, ready to drink and was properly garnished for the visual look.⠀⁠
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I drank this the way it was given to me, but I think this one is one you need to pour into a nice glass just for presentation…or is that just me? ⠀⁠
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This was amazing and I highly recommend this one.⠀⁠

Um Bongo⠀⁠
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As soon as I read this name I instantly think of the TV advert from when I was a kid, and the memories of drinking it when I was at school…so now its time to try the cocktail version.⠀⁠
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Again just like the other cocktails they are already chilled and made up and ready for you to drink.⠀⁠
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I took a sip and instantly it brought back the memories, due to the flavour, not the alcohol….this was very easy to drink and mega moreish.⠀⁠

Pina Colada⠀⁠⠀
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I could quote the song but its probably already playing in your head.⠀⁠⠀
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This arrived mega chilled, and ready to drink which was great plus its presentation was very nice and perfect if you’re having a wee party of friends over.⠀⁠⠀
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This tasted very good, and I enjoyed every sip. It’s not my go-to cocktail normally, but this has changed my mind and I would have another :)⠀⁠

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the cocktails and service.

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Social and Cocktail for making my weekend better with their amazing cocktails.

The flavours of these were a solid 10/10, they came chilled which was a great wee touch and I cant fault the service.

If you fancy some amazing cocktails delivered to your door then you have to check out Social and Cocktail.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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