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Legendary actor Sean Connery celebrates his birthday today (August 25), and when one thinks of his career, the first thought is usually “Bond…James Bond.”

And, of course, when one thinks of James Bond, the next thought is usually his favorite drink:  A martini, “shaken, not stirred.”

In honor of Connery’s birthday (and since it falls on a Friday), we thought we’d help you get your drink on at home with some video tips on how to build your at home bar.  Cheers!


Booze and Mixers and Garnishes…OH MY!

First thing’s first:  You need the actual drink ingredients!  This video highlights the liquor, mixers and garnishes you’ll likely use most.

How to Stock Your Home Bar | Cocktail Essentials | Happiest Hour

Want to build your home bar, but don't know where to begin? We'll show you how to start from scratch with the cocktail essentials. First, we tackle the must-have liquors and what to make with them, and the mixers that are (and aren't!) staples for tipples both classic and contemporary.



All due respect to our friend the Red Solo Cup, but you at home bar deserves some proper glassware.  This video breaks down which glasses you’ll need and how to use them.

PRO TIP:  Check out your local dollar store’s kitchenware section.  You’ll be surprised by the glassware finds!

Classy Glasses for a Home Bar

Classy Glasses for a Home Bar. Part of the series: House Pours. Mixologist and restaurateur Joe Campanale walks through the function and aesthetics of various bar glasses. From the highball to the shot glass, Joe explains which glass to use for which cocktail. Read more:


Bar Accessories

Every budding mixologist needs the right tools to craft the perfect cocktail.  This video goes over the basic tools that will be essential for making a variety of drinks for yourself or your friends.

Bar accessories: Stock your home bar with the right tools Bar accessories: Stock your home bar with the right tools The right bar tools can make the difference between great cocktails and sad ones. But if you dont know a jigger from a strainer, Mixologist Allen Katz shows you which tools you should always have at your home bar.



Lastly, you’re going to need somewhere to put all of this stuff.  There’s a number of different cabinet and cart options to choose from online, however, if you’re someone that very handy, you could make your own bar setup!  The videos below show you how to make a DIY pallet bar and a sleek bar cart.


This is a video on how to build a bar for your garage for under 60$ buddy wanted to build a bar in his garage but was on a cheep budget so i built this for him under $60 dollars i hope this helps i take my go pro every where with me so i can show the fun adventures that me and my friends do day to day ...thanks for watching.


DIY Bar Cart | How to make a drink cart with iron pipes

Full instructions for this DIY Bar Cart are coming soon to Follow me on instagram for project updates:


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.