Remember bars? You know, those nighttime hangout spots where we’d stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our friends, as well as strangers, spending more money than we should on alcoholic beverages? Ah, yes. You truly don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
As states continue to reopen, then shut right back down after a surge in coronavirus cases, hanging at our favorite neighborhood bars truly feels like a distant memory.
Fortunately, there are ways you can recreate the bar environment in your home – and we’ve got just the tools you’ll need to do it. From cocktail sets and serving carafes to mixology training and alcohol delivery services, these 15 deals will help you succeed in the art of drinking from your living room.
This stylish 10-piece bartender tool set features almost everything you need to mix up delicious cocktails without making a mess. You’ll get an unbreakable, rustproof stainless steel cocktail shaker, two bottle stoppers, two conical stoppers, a measuring cup, a cocktail muddler, a bar strainer, a cocktail spoon, an ice clip, and a sustainably-designed bamboo holder. On sale for a limited time, the set will cost you just $65 (regularly $75).
This four-piece bar toolset from the Elan Collective pays homage to the French Shaker, a more stylish version of the traditional two-piece Boston Shaker. The set comes with a two-piece French cocktail shaker for creating your favorite mixes and keeping them cold, a Japanese jigger for accurately mixing your drinks, and a Hawthorne strainer for quickly and efficiently straining your cocktails. Plus, you’ll get a recipe card, so you can try new techniques. All pieces are made of heavy-duty stainless steel, so they’re definitely built to last. Usually $41, you can pick up this set for just $33.99.
A little bit quirky, but perfectly functional, this laboratory-grade bar tool set features almost everything you need for crafting and serving the perfect cocktail. Made by Ethan+Ashe, the set features an elegant lab decanter, a lab jigger for accurate measurements, and a mixing beaker to take the guesswork out of batch-cocktail making. Get the set on sale for $62.99 (regularly $78).
If your idea of mixology is pouring a splash of coke into your full glass of rum, perhaps you could benefit from a little bartending school. This online learning bundle contains nine courses that will get you familiar with all things mixology. Through 179 lessons, you’ll learn about the types, styles, and flavors of whiskey, wine, brandy, gin, vodka, Japanese sake, cordials and liqueurs, tequila, mezcal, and rum. Plus, you’ll learn how they’re made and how to mix them for professional (and delicious) concoctions. Worth $449, you can sign up for only $29.99.
Maybe cocktails aren’t your thing. That’s cool. This homebrewing kit will help you channel your inner brewmaster instead with its Guide to Craft Brewing. The kit includes all the instruction, supplies, and ingredients you need to start brewing a full-bodied malty beer based on the traditional Oktoberfest style – just in time for fall. Not a fan of Oktoberfest? Opt for the Hefeweizen kit instead. Both are just $49.95.
This all-in-one infusion vessel enables anyone to create and serve fresh, custom-crafted spirits at home. The Alkemista vessel is made of ultra-fine stainless steel and magically transforms into an elegant serving vessel once the filter’s removed. Plus, when you buy the bundle, you’ll get three of the brand’s most popular infusion blends for whiskey aficionados: Black Denim, House Bitters, and Orange Ginger. Save 20% and get the bundle for only $79.99.
This Verve Culture Artisan Citrus Juicer is 100% handmade from recycled aluminum and its “jaws” are easy on your hands, but hard on your fruit. Speaking of fruit, this small size is perfect for lemons, limes, and small oranges. Grab it on sale for $81 – 10% off.
Experiment with your own flavors and infusions with this tequila and mezcal infusion set – the result of Verve Culture’s partnership with Javier Gutierrez Esponsa. The kit features a wide-top decanter that allows for easy infusion and the alcohol to evaporate, leaving room for the mezcal to be more prominent. Plus, you’ll get four wide-mouthed tasting cups made of handblown glass. Save nearly 20% and get the kit for $78.99.
Tequila sales have been off the charts in 2020. If you’re one of those enthusiasts thirsty for the spirits made from the desert succulent agave, we’ve got a deal for you. You can get CaliFino’s premium-grade 100% blue agave blanco tequila for 10% off – plus free shipping. Sourced from the Highlands of Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, CaliFino Tequila uses careful craftsmanship to preserve the sweet agave taste and scent, allowing you to enjoy the wood barrel taste of the aging process. Pay just $32.99 and get a digital voucher to redeem on the CaliFino site.
This Cantaritos Cocktail Kit includes two terracotta clay cups that maintain a cocktail’s temperature, a hand juicer, paper straws, and chili salt. Traditionally, these cups are meant to be refilled and sipped on during street fairs, and be disposed of at the end of the night. The ones in this kit, however, have been finished with a special glaze to make them last longer than one drunken night. Get the kit on sale for just $31.99.
Part of the Ethan+Ashe Lab Series above, this decanter is made with borosilicate glass with an airtight, polished stainless steel top, making for a perfectly-smooth and better-tasting pour of wine every time. Plus, the lab-inspired piece will make a quirky, yet elegant showcase for your favorite wine or spirit, while still keeping it fresh. Step up your serving game for just $30.99 (regularly $38).
Illuminate your bartending experience with this soft-glowing, frosted glass carafe. It has a nested LED light in the base of the vessel to make your bar top or wine storage section even fancier. Plus, it features a non-drip pouring, airtight, polished stainless steel top. Save 20% and get this fancy carafe for just $47.99.
Already emptied the shelves of your local liquor store and ready to try something new? This simple service takes your personal wine taste and delivers you curated bottles – ones you’ve likely never had before. Plus, with this delivery credit, you can get 12 bottles for just $93.99, nearly 40% off the usual cost, and coming out to less than $8 per bottle.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of having alcohol appear on your doorstep, now’s the best chance to try it out, as the delivery app Saucey is offering up a $50 credit for 30% off. You can get wine, liquor, and beer delivered without ever leaving the couch if you live in one of the following cities: Chicago, Dallas, Fresno, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Orlando, SF East Bay, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Silicon Valley, South Bay LA, Tampa, or Washington, DC. More cities are being added every day, so don’t fret if you’re not on the list yet.
Any seasoned drinker knows that in order to prevent hangovers, you must stay hydrated. And while water is fine, you’re better off using a hydration mix to not only hydrate you, but actively combat dehydration by replacing the electrolytes your body loses while drinking. This 14-pack of Cure Hydration Mix hydrates two to three times faster than water alone with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, helping you feel your best the morning after drinking. Save 20% and get the pack for just $15.95.