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Liquid Amber

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Liquid Amber
Bar Styled by Jacqueline Lawrence of InventivEnvironments / Photos by Jonathan Boncek    

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING YOUR OWN BOURBON BAR

This fall, we’ve got bourbon on the brain. Often interpreted as a serious sipper, we decide to have some fun with our beloved amber-colored elixir. Setting up an al fresco bourbon bar on a breezy weekend afternoon ensures you and your guests an opportunity to indulge in your favorite brand and have some space to branch out other labels.

We had a ball testing our knowledge with blind tastings, perhaps a little competition of that ilk will spice up your party too. No matter how you do it, be sure to have the basics on hand—including glasses, ice tongs, stirrers, decanters, water, and a hand towel or two. Otherwise, have accoutrements as you see fit. What about the glasses? There are special bourbon glasses out there, but whiskey or rocks glasses work just fine too. Just so long as you have enough glasses for each guest to sample each bourbon you lay out, you’ll be all set.

Here are some additional tips for creating your ideal outdoor “man cave”. Cheers to that!