The recipe for entertaining success is in the fine details. With a well-stocked mini bar and exquisitely handcrafted glassware the sky is the limit. This summer make your ultimate entertaining destination your very own backyard. Create a festive mood by tailoring your mini-bar with must-haves specific to your individual preferences and tastes. To welcome family, friends, and neighbors with refreshing summertime libations we came up with a few tips, tricks, and essentials to help you entertain in style. And elevate your party to the next level.
Start with handcrafted barware
Fantastic libations start with exquisite glassware handcrafted by north central Mexico native and metal artist Jan Barboglio. Early on her love for entertaining and designing home décor accessories spurred her to expand her collection to include a line of bar accessories and glassware. With a mix of old Mexico influences, romance, and attention to the finest details her designs are known to turn everyday living into something very magical. Treat your guests like royalty with a collection of Jan Barboglio shot glasses like the Clear Zackshot Glass and the El Jefe Jaguar Tall Shot Glass. Sipping tequila never tasted so good.
Relax with a cocktail
Refreshing summer cocktails run the gamut—martinis, daiquiris, mojitos and spritzers. In Texas, hands down, the ultimate summer cocktail is the margarita. It also reigns as number one all year-round too. Made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice this classic beverage is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. A salted rim is a necessity. If you’re a sans salt margarita drinker we’ll look the other way. However, if you’re looking to shake it up a notch, try your hand at some fruity variations. Whether you mix it up frozen, straight up, or on the rocks a Jan Barboglio decanter brimming with a colorful margarita is a showstopper. For a five-star flavor combination serve your favorite margarita with a bowl of cheesy queso, creamy guacamole, and mounds of warm crispy tortilla chips.
Outfitting and stocking your mini bar
Whether your mini bar is inside, outside, or on wheels you’ll want to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips. If space is limited it’s best to determine the number and type of cocktails you are going to serve. Then, equip it with the essentials you’ll need to make them. Most likely you’ll need an ice bucket, bottle opener, shakers, a cork screw, a bar spoon, jiggers, a juice press, a muddler, and a strainer. When stocking your bar keep it simple. You can make great tasting cocktails with a few key spirits like gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, and tequila. Then, add a few mixers, liquors, bitters, and fresh-squeezed juices for a variety of tantalizing beverages.
This summer make your outdoor entertaining easy and breezy with Breed. For all your mini bar needs shop our barware and accessories collection where you’ll find top-of-the line gadgets, accessories, and beautiful glassware. Visit our four Austin area locations for all your summertime entertaining necessities. Too busy to stop by? For you convenience shop our online store.