BAR / Lounge Setup - List of Essential Items and Ingredients

List of Essential Items and Ingredients for Bar/Lounge Functioning

Find below the list of essential ingredients and items required to set up a BAR / Lounge, The list contains all the items which are required by a functional bar or lounge. Items such as liquors, liqueurs, wine and beer, mixers, garnishes, booster ingredients, barware, and glassware etc.

THE LIQUORS

  • Bourbon
  • Brandy
  • Canadian whiskey
  • Dry gin
  • Rum
  • Scotch whiskey
  • Tequila
  • Vodka

THE LIQUEURS

  • Triple sec
  • Crème de menthe
  • Crème de cacao
  • Kahlúa (or a coffee liqueur)
  • Amaretto
  • Drambuie
  • Benedictine
  • Cointreau

WINE AND BEER

  • Dry vermouth
  • Sweet vermouth
  • White wine
  • Red wine
  • White zinfandel
  • Champagne (optional)
  • Beer - one six-pack regular, one six-pack light

MIXERS

  • Bl00dy Mary mix (store-bought or homemade)
  • Club soda
  • Cola
  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Cream (heavy and light)
  • Cream of coconut
  • Ginger ale
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Grenadine
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice (Most popular: Rose’s. Not to be used as a
  • substitute for fresh lime juice.)
  • Orange juice
  • Orgeat
  • Piña Colada mix
  • Pineapple juice
  • Seltzer
  • 7-Up
  • Sour mix
  • Tomato juice
  • Tonic water
  • Water

GARNISHES AND THEIR FRIENDS

  • Cherries (maraschino, of course)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Nutmeg
  • Olives
  • Pickled pearl onions
  • Oranges
  • The Friends: picks, straws, and swizzle sticks

BOOSTER INGREDIENTS

  • Celery salt
  • Ice (The three C’s: cubes, cracked, crushed)
  • Salt
  • Sugar (Don’t forget saucers for salt and sugar for
  • frosting the rims of glasses.)
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire sauce

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

  • Bar glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Bottle opener
  • Champagne bucket
  • Corkscrew
  • Cocktail napkins
  • Covered cocktail shaker
  • Cutting board
  • Electric blender
  • Knife—paring or bar
  • Lemon/lime squeezer
  • Martini pitcher
  • Shot glasses
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing pitcher
  • Muddler
  • Seltzer bottle
  • Speed pourers (optional, but handy)
  • Strainer
  • Towels
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