- 2 oz Gin
- Lime Lollipop
- Add ice to a cup
- pour 2 oz of Gin
- Top with Tonic
- Garnish with a lime lollipop
I have a big back yard in sunny Florida with a tiki bar that would not be complete without home bar accessories. My husband has wanted a tiki bar in our back yard for a long time, so we decided to take the plunge and buy one. We love having friends over to share a meal and have a few cocktails and share stories and laugh. Now that we have this really cool tiki bar, we have had a lot of fun with it and we have slowly been adding bar ware I mean, can you actually say you have a bar in (or out) your home and not have it stocked with official bar accessories? One online store that has an extensive inventory of items for home bar enthusiast is HomeWetBar.
Back in 2001, Keith Winter had a vision to start a line of unique yet functional bar ware for home bar enthusiasts. As a college student at Oklahoma State University, Brian would have friends over who admired his unusual yet impressively outfitted redwood bar. With so many requests for the plans to his handmade bar, Brian decided it would be a crime if he did not start a business where he could sell his clever designs. Keith was earning extra money from selling his bar plans when it dawned on him that he may want to pursue selling accessories to go with his amazing bars. With that desire and drive, Keith started HomeWetBar in 2004 and before long; he quit his 9-5 job and concentrated solely on HomeWetBar. Now, almost 10 years later, HomeWetBar is operating out of a large warehouse in OK where Keith and his team strive to stay on the cutting edge of designing and selling innovative bar ware for the home.
Once my husband and I got the tiki bar set up, we knew we wanted tools for mixing drinks. We thought it would be fun and that we would be able to create better drinks if you had the right tools. I was approached by HomeWetBar to work with them on a review of their bar accessories. After browsing through their inventory, I found exactly what I needed in the Pro Shaker 10 Piece Bar Set which sells for $39.95 on the HomeWetBar website. The set includes a bottle/can opener, ice tongs, two tone pro shaker with 5 cocktail recipes and slip free grip, ice strainer, 10″ stir spoon, double sided measuring jigger, bar knife with curved lifting fork end, ABS plastic 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cutting board, and a carrier to put all the tools in when you are not using them. My husband and I have had a lot of fun experimenting with our new bar essentials and trying out new recipes. When we have friends over now, we take turns being the bartender and impressing our friends with our mad bar skills and out delicious new recipes we have found.