The Home Bar: A Guide to Designing, Equipping & Stocking Your Own Bar
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Includes more than 30 recipes for cocktails and aperitifs
Whether you desire a small, selectively stocked bar cart or are planning a bespoke entertaining space in your home, this book is a beautiful and indispensible guide to enjoying drinks at home, anytime.
The Home Bar traces the cultural history of social drinking and bar design, and how this translates into highly desirable and stylish bars in a home setting. You will find advice on everything from the best bar surface to how to make and store ice, from cocktail shakers to stools, from stirrers to selecting the best glassware. For the discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits, and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestives, there are tips on how to build up an enviable drinks collection.
With a comprehensive selection of more than thirty superlative cocktail recipes, this is a fascinating and informative aid to stocking and enjoying your own home bar.
Styles of bars in the book include:
- drinks trays and bar carts
- cupboard and cabinet
- urban speakeasy
- poolside grandeur
- hotel chic
- 70s retro, and more!
Henry Jeffreys is a respected drinks journalist who writes for the Guardian, The Spectator, Financial Times and his own Henry’s World of Booze blog. He is the author of the bestselling book Empire of Booze.