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Stay Focused S3 Ep10: How To Set Up A Home Bar


Stay Focused S3 Ep10: How To Set Up A Home Bar

Randal Engelmann & Erik Gould

We are Randal Engelmann and Erik Gould, partners in providing exceptional customer service...

We are Randal Engelmann and Erik Gould, partners in providing exceptional customer service...

Feb 20 5 minutes read

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.

Erik:               Yeah.

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.

Randal:             Yep.

Erik:               We didn't bring that with us but great for mojitos or caipirinhas, things like that.

Randal:             Yeah.

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.

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