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5 Cocktails to Master for At-Home Bartending

Now that you’ve mastered 7 basic bartending skills and can impress your friends, you need to build a mental library of basic cocktails you can whip up at a moment’s notice! Sure, being able to mix up a complicated drink is sure to delight your guests, and plain beer has its place, but there’s nothing quite like mastering a tried-and-true crowd-pleasing cocktail to level up your parties. Get good at making these 5 cocktails, and your friends are sure to want to stop by anytime for a drink:   Martini What good is a party without someone making a James…

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5 Important DIY Bar-Building Tips

You’ve taken the plunge and decided you’re all-in on building your own at-home bar. That’s great! Maybe this is your first project, or you’re a seasoned DIY-er. Either way, you’re a little hesitant about busting out your saw and nail gun, because you want your home bar to be perfect. Relax! Our experienced bar-building pros can get you started with 5 important tips to help you build your own home bar: Take Your Time to Plan We know you’re excited, but if you rush head-first into this project without taking the proper time and care to plan, you may not…

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Things You Need to Build a Bar (Besides Hardwoods Inc.’s Bar Rails!)

Building your first bar can seem like a daunting task. You’ve got all the planning, measuring, cutting, and installing, and you don’t want to forget anything! We’ve gathered a list of the things you’ll need to build a bar – besides our high-quality hardwood bar rails! Bar Parts To build a bar, you’re going to need some basic bar parts:               Bar Top: You’ll need a top for your bar, where guests can rest their drinks. This can either be tongue and groove, like one of our quick ship hardwood bar top kits, or…

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5 Unique Wedding Gifts for the Bar-Enthusiast Couple

It’s wedding season, and you’re not quite sure what to get your favorite couple for their impending nuptials. You could go traditional and get a toaster off their registry (Boring!) or give them cash for their honeymoon (That feels so impersonal!), but you want something different. How about helping that great new husband and wife stock their home bar for years of entertaining? And who knows: If you give them a gift they love, they may just invite you over for drinks! Here are 5 gift ideas for the bar-enthusiast couple in your life: Engraved Wine Glasses & a Tasty…

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7 Basic Bartending Skills to Master to Rock Your Home Bar

Installing a home bar is the start of a lot of fun: Your house will be the go-to for neighborhood parties, dinners with friends, and to watch Sunday’s game. Are you ready to be the star bartender your friends expect? Do you have the skills to throw together an old fashioned, a margarita, or a manhattan? If you don’t think you’re there yet, don’t worry; the skills needed to make great cocktails are basic and easy to learn! Here’s a quick guide to help you begin learning to make these cocktails and impress your guests. Shaking Shaking is usually included…

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