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HOME SWEET HOMEBAR
Anyone who’s ever watched Don Draper do practically anything knows a home bar is the cat’s
pajamas, the bee’s knees. Below are several tips to help you elevate your general level of elegance.
T E X T BY RYAN JAR R ELL
W hile unfortunate and disreputable drink choices during
nights of extended revelry are expected (one pickleback
is a whimsical eccentricity; 4 or 5 is a blatant enticement
to disaster), a person’s homebar should be their bulwark, a stalwart
fortress of bottles and mixers inviting to any and all visitors and
intimates. Follow these suggestions while building your own teeny
tavern and you’re sure to add a jigger of elegance and a dash of
class to any dwelling. Shallow yet diverse is always an essential
rule for any homebar. To the vodka fanatic, 27 varieties of Russia’s
finest spirits may appear to be a dream; until, that is, one entertains
a potential partner offput by pre-gaming potato-based liquors. A
little of this and a little of that is a good rule to stand by, and
sure to put you in good standing with any guest. Another common
mistake involves skimping on the mixers. Club soda, tonic water
and cola are essentials. A fast-favorite is Regatta Ginger Beer,
which adds a zesty, piquant bite when mixed with whiskey. The final
rule for homebars may seem counterintuitive in an article about
prominently displayed beverages: Always hold something back.
Whether a cherished champagne or fine blended scotch, stashing
something away for very special occasions always make them that
much more satisfying and will make your guests appreciate that
treasured tipple all the more.
102 In The Details
Take your bar essentials to the next level with
personalized monogramming, engraving and custom-
stitching options from some of Miami’s finest purveyors.
This Miami-based mecca of monogramming is a self-
described monogram shop with a gosh-darn adorable web
Another monograph expert located here in The 305, this
company offers a wide selection of monogramming and
design specialties; RoyalMonogramming.com.
Professional Glass Engraving
With 30 years of experience, who needs a fancy name?
Located in the heart of Hialeah, they will engrave just about
anything under your roof; ProfessionalGlassEngraving.com.