Stay Focused S3 Ep10: How To Set Up A Home Bar
This week, Erik & Randal show you how you can make a bar to entertain all your guests at home! Happy St. Patty's Day!
Erik: Welcome back to Stay Focused, Focus Real Estate's weekly video series. This week
Randal: We got a how-to.
Erik: How to set up a home bar. Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone.
Randal: We thought since it's a drinking holiday, we might as well have some fun with it and talk about how to set up a nice home bar and some of the essentials you need. You don't need a big cabinet and you don't need a piece of furniture. You don't need all this stuff. I actually have been really appreciating seeing what people put in their bar lately. It's something I've really noticed a lot lately at people's homes and how they do it, and some of them are really pretty.
Randal: I got a little work to do.
Randal: Probably the best thing to start with on your bar is some liquor, right? Whiskeys, always need a little decanter. Don't you agree?
Erik: One or two decanters are always nice.
Randal: It's always kind of fun to keep your eyes out for some artisanal stuff. So, this is something that we found when we were actually in Seattle.
Erik: And a couple other essentials. Here's a rum and we have one of my favorites, a tequila. A gin too because no bar is complete without a gin.
Randal: Let's fill her up. Absolutely.
Erik: So, here, you have some of your basic essential liquors. What else, Mr. Engelmann?
Randal: Well, you kind of need some tools, so I like to have a little measuring tool. Some people like to measure with this. I usually just use a measuring cup. But shots, you know, because it's nice to be able to know what you're mixing and then a strainer is always nice. So, a simple strainer so you can strain the ice.
Erik: And we were recently traveling and in Brazil, one of their main tools is a muddler.
Erik: We didn't bring that with us but great for mojitos or caipirinhas, things like that.
Erik: So, some of your liqueurs, as a base to mix things. So, something a little bit sweet. Here's a Grand Marnier, a Manhattan, like a sweet vermouth or Negroni. You have Campari.
Randal: How about just a little bit of garnish too? So, break out the Maraschino cherries and get something special. You can pick these up at ... You can actually pick-
Erik: Well, those are Maraschino but they're-
Randal: But they're original ones.
Erik: The real ones, not the red dye number six.
Randal: Don't try that in your SodaStream.
Erik: Basically, you have all the basics of a good home bar.
Randal: Thanks for watching, everybody. Until next time, cheers, salute, slàinte, prost.
Erik: Skol. Nostrovia.
Randal: Nostrovia. Nostrovia. Really, until next time, Stay Tuned. Stay Focused and a little buzzed.
Erik: And sober.
Randal: And sober.