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    21 Awesome Products That'll Transform Your Home Bar Into The Hottest Joint In Town

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    1. A cocktail recipe book if you're in the mood for experimentation. You'll learn over a hundred (!!!) different versions of 21 classic cocktails that'll maybe inspire you to create some mixes of your own.

    A book titled Cocktails with a twist
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    New to at-home bartending? Fret not! This tome also contains useful tips on stocking your bar (and a garnish guide).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.11 (also available on Kindle).ย 

    2. A marble wine chiller that won't drip condensation all over your tabletop. It's less messy than ice cubes and can also be tossed in the freezer if you need to really cool things down.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $54.

    3. A spherical ice mould that'll make you wonder why you haven't ditched your old trays yet. The flexible silicone makes removal a snap, too!

    A four-compartment spherical ice mould
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    Ice spheres melt slower than their cubic counterparts, which means you won't risk diluting those cocktails you painstakingly crafted.

    Get it from Indigo for $14.

    4. A tin of pre-made simple syrup if you ran out of time (or energy) to make a batch yourself. It's made of organic cane sugar and can be infused with fruit, spices, and other tasty ingredients if you're feeling feisty.

    A tin of dillon's classic simple syrup
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    Get it from Indigo for $18 (also available in rosemary and clove).

    5. A set of modern crystal stemware that'll swank up your Sauvignon. They're lightweight, delicate, and (according to reviewers) a near identical dupe for glasses from more expensive brands'.

    A single crystal wine glass with a squared bottom
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $24.97.

    6. Or a set of stemless glasses in a luxe matte finish. Like your fave LBD, this little black drinkware is as versatile as it is classy (and totally opaque so no one will know you splashed yourself some extra vino at dinner).

    A pair of stemless matte wine glasses on a table
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    Get a set of two from Simons for $19.99.

    7. A travel-sized cocktail kit so you can whip up tasty Old Fashioneds in a flash. It's meant to use during travel but I actually love just keeping it on my bar โ€” it's tiny and has all the ingredients I need so I don't need to clutter my space with tons of bottles and vials.

    A flatlay of the cocktail kit with all the elements neatly arranged around the box
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    With real estate at a premium in our apartment, every inch counts! If I can ditch the cumbersome ~accoutrements~ in favour of one small package, you can bet I'm on board. Each kit comes with a tin of brown sugar cubes, three cocktail picks, bitters, a muddler spoon, and linen coasters. It's enough ingredients to make six cocktails, all in one low-profile case.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99ย (available in seven styles).

    8. A multipurpose bar mat that'll protect your countertops while you slice, dice, shake, and rim. In fact, this baby has a built-in cutting board and integrated rimmer to help you keep mixing mess to a minimum.

    A folding bar mat with a built-in rimmer
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    You can also it to dry wet drinkware (and it's equipped with a rubberized non-slip grip to keep it from skidding around your counters).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    9. An electric wine decanter that'll aerate and pour your vino with just the push of a button. It forms an airtight seal around the bottle which means you won't spill a drop if you get a bit tipsy.

    a curved wine aerator and pourer attached to the top of a bottle of wine
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    It's also USB-rechargeable so you won't have to keep a stash of batteries on hand.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.90.

    10. A mocktail recipe book if you wanna make the most of your weekend without paying for it the next morning. Each concoction is designed to balance crisp, fresh flavours while still tasting (and looking) as swanky as the cocktails you know and love.

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    The recipes are also illustrated to help you stay on track.

    Get it from Indigo for $25.

    11. A pair of chilling wands so you won't have to suffer through watered-down wine. The handy silicone hook handles will make them easy to remove once you've reached maximum chill.

    A pair of chilling spoons inserted into wine glasses
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    Each wand is filled with a non-toxic gel that'll stay cold way longer than regular ice cubes.

    Get a pair from Indigo for $34.50.

    12. A set of bamboo tumblers that won't shatter if someone gets a little too tipsy at dinner. Aside from being light as air, they're also dishwasher safe, which means cleanup will be a snap.

    A set of colourful bamboo cups
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    Get a set of four from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in five colours).

    13. A pineapple-shaped ice bucket if you're itching for a tropical getaway. Reviewers say it's more spacious than it looks and love that it can double as a centrepiece, too.

    A large pineapple ice bucket chilling a bottle of wine
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    It's made of sturdy ceramic.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $65.19.

    14. A set of cactus-shaped shot glasses so you can finally toss out the ones you stole from your college bar. Plus, they're cute enough to leave on display (which means more room in your cupboards).

    Someone holding up one of the cactus shaped shot glasses
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    They're made of glass and are totally dishwasher-safe, too.

    Get a set of four from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    15. A cocktail-making kit for muddled drinks so you can indulge in all your bar faves without ever leaving the house. Whether you're partial to a whiskey smash or just miss sipping on zesty mojitos, this kit's got what you need to slake your cravings.

    A person using the kit to muddle limes and mint for a cocktail
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    It comes with two tumblers, a double jigger, muddler, stir stick, and two ice moulds.

    Get the seven-piece set from Indigo for $89.50.

    16. A neat little citrus reamer if you're trying to ditch the store-bought stuff. It has a colander-like lip that'll catch seeds and pith so they don't ruin your cocktails.

    A person juices a lemon over a bowl where a few seeds are caught in the colander attachment
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    According to reviewers, this neat little gadget is super sturdy โ€” and they love that it's way smaller than regular juicers!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.70.

    17. A pair of Glencairn whisky glasses that'll funnel the fragrance of all your fine spirits right into your nostrils. Their sturdy, wide base allows the alcohol to mellow and develop, making for a more pleasant sipping experience.

    A single glencairn glass filled halfway with whiskey
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    Reviewers say there's a noticeable difference in flavour when they sip from these glasses.

    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $29.95 (also available in a set of six).

    18. A pair of chilling sticks that'll cool down your bottled bevvies from the inside. They're equipped with an airtight seal, which means you can safely sip your drink while the sticks get to work.

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    Pop them in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes and insert. Yes, it's really that easy.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $15.49.

    19. A wine stopper that'll keep your vino fresh 'til the last drop (and keep pests out, too). The tapered cork will fit snugly into all bottles so you could even plug up other spirits if you needed to.

    A person inserted the stopper into a wine bottle
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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in two styles).

    20. A set of cocktail recipe books so you can concoct libations like a pro. Each book focuses on one base liquor and contains classic and modern recipes (plus, a handy notebook at the back for jotting down your own creations).

    A box of cocktail-making books
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    Each set contains eight books.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.74.

    21. And lastly, a capsule-operated cocktail machine that's basically your own private bartender. Each capsule contains all the aromatics, syrups, and juices needed to whiz up a delicious adult bevvy.

    Someone waiting for the bartending machine to pour a cocktail into their glass
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    It comes with five spirit bottles so you can hook up your favourite ones right to the machine. Start off with a variety pack of capsules to test out which mixes you like best (don't worry โ€” they're recyclable!).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $399.99.

    Meet ya at the bar (at my house)!

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