Praise the home bar cart
There is no doubt that over the past year our lives have changed and we need to spend more time at home than we could have otherwise. While social distancing might not be everyone's idea of a good time, I took it upon myself to follow the recommendations of staying home and enjoying one of the simple pleasures. of life: my home bar cart.
Just like we do withwatchesOr shoes, Building or collecting gives us a soothing feeling of satisfaction. Think of a bar cart as just another collection. My favorite part, other than the drinks, are the stories behind how it was built. Similar to developing your style, you learn what you like and what you don't like and are constantly adding new things, even when you don't necessarily need them.
Over the years, I have generally followed a few rules when building my bar cart. Spirits vary and I always buy them depending on the season. Lots of good tequila, gin and vodka during the summer and a variety of whiskeys and dark spirits for the winter. I'm pretty defined in my drink preferences, so I usually only have sweet, dry vermouth and angostura bitter. The tools you use are also important. I suggest checking our bar tools neededPost and make sure you invest in large glassware.
One of the biggest benefits of having a bar cart during these uncertain times is the savings. Having a drink in a restaurant can cost you $ 20 in some cases. For those of us who keep our distance, spending time at home should still mean enjoying the cocktails we love, but at a fraction of the cost. Likewise, invest in asome good books of cocktailsCan help extend this pleasure even further.
From a mental standpoint, having a bar cart at home has helped slow things down for me personally. Right now, we all have more time than we could have had before the pandemic. Time for reflection, time for reflection, time for learning. Building a bar cart or making a cocktail requires all of the above.
Finally, as someone who always tries to be inclusive of others, I see my bar cart as a place to share. Share memories, share knowledge and especially when the time comes, share a drink with others. For me, there is no better sign of a happy time than seeing a naked bar cart.
Be sure to review some of our past articles and videos on the HSS website likespiritual notes, unconventional cocktailsAndeconomical whiskeys that are worth buying. Now is the perfect time to start something new. Improve your knowledge and consider making your own bar cart.
Steven D. Elliott
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