How to Build a Drink Bar at Home with Demitri’s

How to Build a Drink Bar at Home with Demitri’s

It’s officially spring, and our calendars are already filling up. Whether you’re hosting a summer soiree, a backyard cookout, or any other get-together, Demitri’s helps you elevate your drink bar offerings.

Focus on the fundamentals

Make sure to stock your home bar with the classics. You want a healthy blend of spirits, mixers and garnishes so everyone can easily get their go-to cocktail or mocktail. While we’re biased toward Bloody Marys at brunch time, others might want a mimosa or bellini in the A.M. For dinner parties, your guests might enjoy martinis, Moscow mules, or G&Ts—whatever their preference, having a well-stocked home bar means you can deliver. 

We love crafting signature beverages for special events to match the entrées. Cooking Latin-inspired fare? Spicy margs made with Demitri’s Margarita Mix will perfectly complement elote, shrimp tacos, and so much more. With our Organic and 38-Calorie Mixes, just add tequila or mezcal and a few jalapeño slices and shake! Check out this blog post for making perfect margaritas, including choosing the right agave spirit.

Here’s a quick list of some essentials to keep on hand: 


  • Vodka
  • Tequila
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Gin
  • Assorted beer and wine


  • Cointreau
  • Aperol
  • Vermouth
  • Amaretto

For mixing

  • Tomato juice (Bianco DiNapoli’s Organic Tomato Juice is our favorite!)
  • Tonic water
  • Seltzer
  • Ginger beer
  • Assorted juices and sodas

Use premium ingredients for premium drinks

Hosting can get hectic: You’re trying to set up the charcuterie board, coordinate everything in the oven, and top off everyone’s beverage. Why not make it a little easier on yourself? Premium mixes like Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings and Margarita Mixes are the delicious, simple solution. Even bartenders love using Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings to whip up a big batch. You don’t have to painstakingly measure out each individual spice and tinker with the taste—Demitri has already done the work for you. Just combine Demitri’s Seasonings with tomato juice, vodka, and ice, et voilà, you’ve got restaurant-worthy Bloody Marys. Psst: We recommend making a second pitcher without the vodka so all your guests can enjoy the award-winning flavors.

Experiment to your heart’s content

Play around with different flavor combos, and you might stumble upon a gem. Growing berries in your backyard? Muddle them and make a seasonal margarita. Got too many cucumbers at the farmers market? Try March’s Bloody Mary of the Month for a vibrant, refreshing bev. When you’re using quality ingredients, you truly can’t go wrong.

If you want to be the host with the most, Demitri’s Bloody Mary Party Kit makes it easy to start building out your home bar! We want to see how all your party spreads turn out, so be sure to tag us @DemitrisBloodyMary.