How to Stock Your Home Bar in Kansas City

If you love to stay in but still enjoy having a cocktail and a bar atmosphere, a home bar is a great addition to your home. Whether it’s a wet bar or a full island complete with a bar rail, York Companies has you covered on creating a beautiful home bar in your Kansas City home. 

But what should you have in a home bar?

It’s important to stock your home bar with all of the necessary products and tools to make you feel like the ultimate bartender.

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To make sure you can cater to different tastes, it’s best to keep at least one of each of these basic liquors. Try to go for a mid or top shelf liquor; since your home bar should feel like a little bit of luxury!

You can make almost any basic cocktail with:


  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Rum
  • Whiskey


You can also decide between silver or gold tequila and white or dark rum. Vodka also offers a ton of flavor options to choose from, but you should keep a plain one in stock. You can also choose to have a nice scotch or brandy, as well as liqueurs (which are great for martinis!). 


It’s best to go for small bottles or cans of mixers so that they remain fresh for your home bar in Kansas City. 

Some basic mixers:


  • Sour mix
  • Tonic and/or club soda
  • Orange, pineapple, and cranberry juice
  • Cola
  • Bitters
  • Grenadine
  • Simple syrup


Of course, all of these are optional depending on your preferences. You can also choose to have more types of soda on hand or more specific cocktail mixers, like tomato juice.


  • Lemon, lime, and orange wedges
  • Salt and sugar (for rimmed glasses)
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Olives 



A great bar has great tools, and there are just a couple that you need to be able to create some of your favorite cocktails at home. 



And there you have it! Your home bar in Kansas City is sure to be a crowd pleaser with all of these essentials. 

If your “home bar” is currently just a cabinet or a little bar cart, consider upgrading your space to a built in home bar system! York Companies creates custom home bars in Kansas City. The possibilities are endless. Reach out to us today to create something special for your home.