The Home Bar Edit Happy hour style for any space

It’s no secret that 2020 has been the year of the at-home everything. And we don’t know about you, but we’re ready to throw some fun into the mix with the at-home happy hour. The safe alternative to venturing out into the world for a post-work cocktail, a home bar is actually easy (and fun) to incorporate into your space.

See here for a setup that will work in any space, big or small, while adding plenty of festive style just in time for the holidays.

Tip 1: Any room will do

You don’t need a huge space to have an at-home bar. Look around your dining room and living room for a spare corner, and we’ll take it from here.

Tip 2: Go vertical:

The secret to making your bar fit anywhere: Choose a vertical design. This will avoid crowding the space, and you can nestle it right into any corner.

Tip 3: Make your home bar special

Give your home bar the glory it deserves by adding some kind of focal-grabbing element. Here, we painted a green archway behind it, which looks all sorts of cool and chic.

Tip 4: Choose storage

Look for a bar that can hold bottles, decanters, stemware, and anything else you want to stock. This will make it extra-easy to serve your guests while freeing up cabinet space in the kitchen.

Tip 5: Mix up a signature cocktail

Okay, this one is optional, but we love the idea of a signature cocktail. You can try our “Quaran-tini” recipe below:

Quaran-tini

1.5oz gin (or vodka)
1.5oz fresh grapefruit juice
.5oz rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Pour into your glass of choice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

DIY Rosemary Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 – 6 rosemary sprigs

Bring sugar and water to a boil. Simmer until all the sugar is dissolved. Add rosemary sprigs and allow to simmer for 60 seconds. Remove sauce pan from heat and cool for 30 minutes. Pour cooled syrup through a mesh strainer or cheese cloth into a glass container.