Create Your Own Home Bar with Lakeland

Having a bar of one’s own is a dream lots of us share. Perhaps you already have a wine rack or a drinks trolley, but you want to take things up a level? Let us help you bring the dream to life and create your own home bar!

Creating a well-equipped, stylish home bar doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s just a matter of nailing the important details. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Equip Your Home Bar with the Essentials

Whatever space you’re working with, there’s always room for a pop-up home bar of sorts. If you’re looking for a stylish solution for hosting your drinks and home bar accessories, then the Eddingtons Three Drawer Lambourn Trolley might be just what you need. Larger than a drinks trolley, it also offers you ample counterspace for storing ingredients, slicing limes and lining up the tumblers. It’s even got wheels, so the party can come to you!

With the foundation of your home bar in place, it’s time to think about the drink making kit. No home bar is complete without a cocktail maker. Our 8pc Cocktail Gift Set includes everything you need to whip up classic cocktails and refreshing mocktails.

Whether you’re after a stiff drink or are going alcohol-free, make sure you never run out of mixers. With a SodaStream in your home bar, you’ll always have fizz at your fingertips. From tonic and lemonade to cola and ginger ale, each 440ml concentrate can make an impressive 9 litres of fizzy drink.

Bringing one of these machines home will cut down on your trips to the store, not to mention your plastic waste. These sparkling drink makers can replace up to 1,200 single-use plastic bottles and cans a year! Without those bottles, you’ll have space in your fridge for chilled beers and wines!

Home Bar Ideas – The Important Accessories

The enemy of all home bars (and perhaps all kitchen counters) is clutter. Once you get on a roll with your drink ideas and recipes, you’ll accumulate a lot of ingredients. Make sure your home bar set up includes display and storage solutions from the get-go.

Organising your home bar becomes a breeze with our Extendable Bamboo Shelf. This mini shelving unit is perfect for neatly arranging mini bottles, dry cocktail garnishes, and the all-important jar of salt for your Margarita glasses.

Just as important as the drinks are the bar snacks. This set of mini food containers is perfect for peanuts, pretzels and any other crunchy accompaniment. These airtight food containers help maintain the freshness of your snacks – plus the design makes it easy for you to see when you’re running low.

Set Up Your Bar in the Garden

Who says a home bar needs to stay indoors? As the weather gets warmer, consider setting up an outdoor bar in your garden or on your patio. It doesn’t have to mean revamping the entire shed. So long as you’ve got the decorations and garden bar accessories to create a chilled mood, the rest is easy. You can wheel your home bar trolley out into the sun or load up one of our giant Wine and Champagne Coolers!

Keeping everything – and everyone – cool is a priority. Making ice cubes of all shapes and sizes is a must. They add a sophisticated touch to any beverage. Using other frozen drink ingredients is also a winning idea. Use reliable freezer bags for staying stocked up on a variety of fruit juice and pieces, ready for any drink request!

Just like an indoor bar, you should be decorating with home bar accessories to match your style. LED lights and cool coasters can create a warm ambiance. Remember, this is your space – let it reflect your personality!

Shake Up a Crowd-Pleasing Cocktail

To get you started on your mixology journey, here’s a simple cocktail recipe you can try at home:

Classic Mojito

Ingredients: 50ml white rum, juice of 1 lime, 2 tsp sugar, handful of mint leaves, soda water, ice

Method: Muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a glass, add the rum, fill the glass with ice, top up with soda water, and stir well.

Creating a home bar is about more than just making drinks – it’s about creating a space where you and your loved ones can relax and enjoy each other’s company. With these home bar ideas and Lakeland’s extensive range of drink making equipment and kitchenware, you’ll soon be serving up professional-standard beverages in the comfort of your own home.