Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Stemware – Congresso Collection

Schott Zwiesel, the famed German producer of The Best Crystal Glassware has been a leader in innovation, style and technology for more than 100 years. Tritan Crystal is 100-Percent dishwasher safe-it will not etch, cloud or discolor for the life of the glass. Tritan crystal: resists the damages of daily use-breakage, chipping and scratching; thermal shock resistant; one of the most clear and brilliant crystal, capable of conducting, refracting and transferring light more than any other crystal. Tritan tempers the rim, the bowl and stem joint and the foot edge for added strength against chipping and breakage. Congresso is a collection that is versatile, all purpose and offers a great value.

  • 6-each Congresso collection red wine glasses and bonus 6-each Congresso collection white wine glasses
  • Tritan crystal glass: non-lead material of titanium and zirconium oxide; resists breakage, chipping, scratching; thermal shock resistant; patented
  • Congresso collection: great for everyday use; versatile; all purpose; basic shape with shorter stems
  • Dishwasher safe; do not force bowl tightly over dishwasher rack prongs; do not twist stem and bowl while holding one or the other tightly
  • Made in Germany

So if you are looking to invest in quality glassware for your home bar, or if you are searching for the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family members that enjoy serving wine, your search can end right here with this beautiful set of 12 Schott Zwiesel wine glasses.

 

Home Bar Glassware – Party Pack

Looking for a simple solution to your home bar glassware needs? Check out these two party pack options from Amazon. Amazing Gift Idea!

 

Libbey Bar in a Box Party Glass, 18-Piece, Clear

You’ll have everything you need for your next party with this great 18 piece set. It includes four 12 ounce margarita glasses, four 10.5 ounce footed poco grande glasses, four 13.5 ounce zombie glasses, four 2 ounce shot glasses, one 16 ounce mixing glass with drink recipes silk screened on the glass, and one stainless steel metal strainer. This is a great wedding, bachelor, housewarming, or host gift, as well as an excellent addition for the home bartender connoisseur. The glasses are dishwasher safe and made in the USA. The shot glass is also dishwasher safe and made in Mexico. Stainless steel strainer is made in India and hand-washing is recommended.

 

Libbey Entertainment Party Glass, 18-Piece, Clear

You’ll have everything you need for your next party with this great 18 piece entertainment set. It includes four 9 ounce clear martini glasses, four 10 ounce clear all-purpose wine glasses, four 19.5 ounce clear pub beer glasses, four 2 ounce shot glasses, one 16 ounce mixing glass with recipes silk screened on the glass, one stainless steel strainer. It’s a great bachelor, housewarming, or host gift. Glasses are dishwasher safe and hand washing is recommended for the stainless steel strainer. Glasses are made in USA, stainless steel strainer is made in India and the shot glasses are made in Mexico.

 

Home Bar Tools – Margarita Maker

There is nothing wrong with getting a little help when tending bar. And this Margarita maker might be just the help you need.

Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker

Kick start any party by serving up restaurant-quality frozen concoctions with this unique, easy-to-use appliance. Far more than just an ordinary blender, the unit automatically shaves ice and blends up to 36 ounces of a favorite frosty drink, all at the touch of a button. Simply fill the top reservoir with ice and pour the ingredients into the glass jar. The machine utilizes two motors, one for shaving (not crushing) the ice and the second motor for blending the drinks. Shaved ice ensures better drink consistency–no more chunks or watery drinks. The blender’s automatic shave n’ blend cycle automatically makes a perfect 36-ounce batch of frozen margaritas.

For party guests who like thicker or thinner drinks, the manual “shave only / blend only” toggle switch allows for easily customizing beverages by adding more shaved ice or blending a little bit longer. The ice reservoir holds enough ice to make one full pitcher of margaritas in one automatic cycle, while melting ice is channeled into a rear reservoir to avoid watered-down drinks. The blending jar and its components clean up easily by hand or in the dishwasher, and the rest of the unit quickly wipes clean. Accessories include a Margaritaville shot glass, a quick start guide, a frozen-drink recipe guide, an instruction manual, and four drink coasters in a tin salt tray. The tropical color, nautical design elements, and chrome accents make the appliance the perfect party enhancer. The 450-watt frozen concoction maker measures approximately 14-2/5 by 8-2/7 by 18 inches.

  • 450-watt frozen-concoction maker blends up to 36 ounces
  • Dual motors for shaving ice and blending beverages; ice reservoir
  • Manual shave/blend option for customized drinks; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Shot glass, recipes, and instructions
  • Measures approximately 14-2/5 by 8-2/7 by 18 inches

This is a great gift idea too!!  Already 520 5-star reviews on Amazon!

 

Home Bar Tools and Gadgets – Cocktail Shaker Kit

When stocking your home bar, there are a few tools you will find very useful for making all those delicious cocktails. A cocktail shaker kit is one of those tools.

A cocktail shaker helps you combine the drink ingredients and also chills it since the cocktail shaker mixes it with ice. You just fill the tumbler with ice and your drink ingredients, including mixers and chunks of fruit if the recipe calls for it. Place the glass tumbler on top to form a tight seal. Shake the cocktail in a vigorous motion for about 15 seconds. (Longer if you are using thicker liqueurs or mixers.) Then strain your cocktail into the proper glass. With a little practice, you will be mixing chilled drinks like a pro.

This 3 Piece Bar Cocktail Shaker Kit by Home Bar Source makes it easy to mix the perfect Whiskey Sour, Manhattan, Tom Collins, Martini, Mai Tai or Sazerac! The instructions are printed right on the glass and with a shaker, mixing glass and strainer you’ve got everything you need to make incredible cocktails. Simple to use and easy to clean, this cocktail recipe shaker is quick to become a bartender’s best friend. Please note that it is not dishwasher safe. Makes a great gift!

Fall Cocktail Recipe – The Buzzer

Sweet, sour and spicy…and perfect for Fall…enjoy!

The Buzzer

  • 1 oz. HUM (hibiscus-cardamom-ginger) liqueur
  • 1 oz. premium vodka
  • Lime slices
  • 1/2 oz. honey simple syrup - (4 parts honey, 1 part hot water)
  • Ginger ale
  • Candied ginger

Directions:

Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the liqueur, vodka, lime slices and honey simple syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger ale and garnish with candied ginger.

Home Bar Glassware

Now that you have stocked up on essential liquors, mixers and garnishes, you need the proper home bar glassware to hold your delicious concoctions. While there are many options available, it’s always best to go with quality. Choose glasses that are clear and thin at the lip. This chart and breif descriptions below should help you get started. Don’t be overwhelmed. Chances are you won’t need all these glasses. And you can always add to your glassware over time. Ask for quality bar glassware for your birthday or Christmas gifts!

(Hint: Click on the chart to view in full size. Print it out to take shopping! Or for shopping made easy, click on the easy Amazon links after each glass description.)

Highball glass – The average volume is 8 to 12 ounces. The glass is tall and straight, ideal for your basic mixed drinks.

Rocks glass (aka old fashioned or lowball glass) – Short, with a thick bottom, the glass has an average volume of 6 to 10 ounces. Use for smaller mixed drinks and your “on the rocks” drinks.

Red Wine glass – Red wine is best served in an oversized wine glass with a rounder, broader bowl.

White Wine glass – White wine should be served in wine glasses with a more narrow bowl.

Shot glass – The typical volume size is 1.5 ounces.

Beer Pilsner or mug – Pilsners are tall, slender and tapered and show off the color and carbonation of the beer. But some folks prefer the handle on a beer mug.

Champagne Flute – the tall narrow stem glass is designed to retain the champagne’s carbonation. Enjoy those tiny bubbles!

Snifter – the short stemmed glass is mostly used to serve brandy and sometimes whiskey. It generally holds between 6 – 8 ounces but should be filled to only a small part of its capacity.

Martini glass (aka cocktail glass) – The glass of choice for a cosmopolitan, or martini, the design is recognizable by the famous cone shape. A good cocktail glass will have a solid stem so the hand does not warm the drink.

Collins glass – Narrower than a highball glass, the average volume is 10 -14 ounces. Use the glass for a bitter or mixed drink with fruit juice or soda, like a Fuzzy Navel or Mimosa.

Irish Coffee Glass – 8 – 12 ounce footed glass used for serving hot drinks.