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Legendary actor Sean Connery celebrates his birthday today (August 25), and when one thinks of his career, the first thought is usually “Bond…James Bond.”

And, of course, when one thinks of James Bond, the next thought is usually his favorite drink:  A martini, “shaken, not stirred.”

In honor of Connery’s birthday (and since it falls on a Friday), we thought we’d help you get your drink on at home with some video tips on how to build your at home bar.  Cheers!

 

Booze and Mixers and Garnishes…OH MY!

First thing’s first:  You need the actual drink ingredients!  This video highlights the liquor, mixers and garnishes you’ll likely use most.

 

Glassware

All due respect to our friend the Red Solo Cup, but you at home bar deserves some proper glassware.  This video breaks down which glasses you’ll need and how to use them.

PRO TIP:  Check out your local dollar store’s kitchenware section.  You’ll be surprised by the glassware finds!

 

Bar Accessories

Every budding mixologist needs the right tools to craft the perfect cocktail.  This video goes over the basic tools that will be essential for making a variety of drinks for yourself or your friends.

 

Storage

Lastly, you’re going to need somewhere to put all of this stuff.  There’s a number of different cabinet and cart options to choose from online, however, if you’re someone that very handy, you could make your own bar setup!  The videos below show you how to make a DIY pallet bar and a sleek bar cart.

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.