Little did we know…
This weeks blog is ‘From the Beaumont Archive’ and was first published back in January when we extolled the virtues of the home bar.
Fast forward 8 months and, for glaringly obvious reasons the popularity of the home bar has grown beyond all expectation. The many Facebook groups and Insta hashtags dedicated to home bar building and furnishing reflects the huge spike in interest over the last 6 months. The above image, by our friends at Octavia Chic is one of our faves and shows off the ideal setting for our famous spirit measures.
As we approach the autumn and yes, even Christmas (!) our range of home bar products are a versatile gifting solution and increasingly popular with online marketplace shoppers.
So, sit back, scroll down and remind yourself of the essential components for any self-respecting the backyard boozer, the perfect items for your online store!
There is something really nice about having all your favourite bottles attached to the wall, hanging upside down and ready to be enjoyed. Optics have become synonymous with bars and pubs around the world as a cool and easy way to make drinks and with a little know-how, you can have your own set at home.We are proud to be the oldest and largest manufacturer of spirit measures in the world so if optics are what you want behind your bar, look no further.
How else are you going to make a wide range of cocktails and mocktails without a cocktail tin? As you may know, there are a few cocktails that require you to stir instead of shaking your cocktail, but if that’s the case, then make sure you get a mixing glass too and don’t forget your bar spoon! From copper cocktail tins to antique brass, classic stainless steel or an art deco style, we have cocktail shakers in abundance – so whatever the style of your home bar, we have you covered.
In the same league as the optics, you also have the glass hangers. The visual effect of seeing some of your best glassware hanging from the ceiling above your bar is amazing and really adds to the look and feel of a bar. Available in brass, chrome, or rustic-feel, if glass hangers are your style then one of these three should match up to your decor. They range in size from 10 inches to 16 inches and 24 inches
If optics or spirit measures aren’t your style then a jigger is probably for you. Best combined with a few pour spouts for your bottles, something that will really reinforce your status as the coolest home bar around will be a cheeky little professional pour, using a pour spout and a sexy jigger. Like our cocktail tins, we have many different jigger styles to choose from – so all that is left to do is to decide which one would look best sitting on top of your bar.
Home Cocktail Kit
Now, if you are looking for something that combines all of those handy cocktail products into one and you want the classic stainless steel style, then the home cocktail kit is perfect. The Beaumont TM home cocktail kit has everything you need to start making those tasty home cocktails, with a plastic muddler, 2 stainless steel freeflow pourers, a 25/50ml jigger, Hawthorne strainer, stainless steel Boston cocktail tin, Boston glass, and a cocktail spoon. This literally is the entry-level bartender cocktail kit at your fingertips – all that is missing is the ingredients – and the ice, don’t forget the ice!