THE MIXOLOGISTS’ BAR
Home bars are about making a feature of your drinks, demonstrating your cocktail prowess, and turning friends popping over for a drink into an event. But if your bar is, above all, a place for you to hone your skills, you want something that looks and feels professional.
You’ll need everything in the right place: compartments for ice, a big freezer to keep bottles and glasses cold, and plenty of counter surface for chopping. Think of the no-nonsense look of the Spanish tapas bar: often a very basic affair, with a marble top and white or patterned tiles behind.
The next step would be to create your own cocktail laboratory. Quench designs home bars in stainless steel with built-in sinks, fridges and freezers – a look currently popular in domestic kitchens. You can pick up stainless-steel work counters from junk shops and suppliers of second-hand professional kitchen equipment.