How to create your DIY cocktail bar at home

How to create your DIY cocktail bar at home

Everything you need to host your very own cocktail bar at home!


What’s the one thing that every home celebration is missing? A cocktail bar, of course!

With the current restrictions that 2020 has brought us, we’ve become accustomed to the DIY/at-home spirit. However, you might feel that you’re running low on ideas of how to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or even Christmas at home. Movie marathon night? Tried it. Garden party? That was back in June. Zoom party? Been there, done that. So, DIY cocktail bar at home it is!

Creating your cocktail bar

Highland Boundary cocktail bar stall

Your bar itself will of course depend on your home and what you have to hand, but here are a few things to consider when setting up.

  • Give yourself plenty of space to work and keep your ingredients near. You could use a side table to prop up in the living room for your household to watch as the magic unveils. Or, perhaps your kitchen has a breakfast bar which is an ideal place to get started. 
  • To make the cocktails, you’ll need a trust cocktail shaker and some glasses to serve to make sure you have all of these to hand. 
  • Finally, the decorations! Pick up some garlands, fairy lights, even a nice table cover and some ornaments to give your cocktail bar the finishing touch. 

What you’ll need:

You don’t need to be a professional mixologist to create wonderful cocktails. Just a little inspiration and that’s where we come in. 

To help get you started, we’ve pulled together a handy wee shopping list for you to take to your local supermarket. We’ve kept it quite simple so you should have no bother at all in finding all of your ingredients.

Once, you’ve dashed around the shops and ticked everything off the list in good old-fashioned Supermarket Sweep style. We’ve provided you with four fantastically tasty cocktail recipes. Each boasting a different taste palette to the next so you can really put your DIY cocktail bar to good use and impress your household. 

Happy shopping!



  • Lemon
  • Mint leaves
  • Salt

Cocktail Recipes

Now that you’ve got all the ingredients, it’s time to start making some cocktails. Here are some seriously tasty cocktail recipes featuring our range of Highland Boundary’s botanical spirits. You can create all of these using the ingredients above and if you’re settling in nicely to the role of chief mixologist, then why not add your own spin and see what you can come up with?


In celebration of a natural wildwood - the trees, fruits and flowers in colourful harmony. 

50ml Highland Boundary’s Birch & Sloe spirit
25ml Lemon juice
25ml Elderflower syrup
25ml Cherry or bramble liqueur
Soda water
Ice (crushed)
Lemon slice for garnish

Elderflower Spritz

A refreshingly sparkling cocktail perfect for a summer’s day. Super simple to make!

150ml Champagne
100ml Soda water
50ml Highland Boundary’s Birch & Elderflower spirit
Slice of lemon to garnish 

Wild Southside

Come to the wild side of the Southside with our twist on this classic cocktail.

50ml Highland Boundary’s Larch & Honeysuckle spirit
25ml Lime juice
15ml Elderflower syrup 
6-8 mint leaves to garnish 

Highland Margarita

Super-fresh, super-tasty, super-zesty and…..more, more moreish!

50ml Birch & Elderflower Spirit 
25ml Cointreau
50ml Lime juice
Salt for rim of glass

If you decide to set up your own cocktail bar at home then be sure to send in some pictures to our Highland Boundary social channels.

At Highland Boundary we also offer our own cocktail bar service where we can cater to your events. We will be running this service once it is safe to do so following the latest Government guidelines. If you have any questions on what we offer or would like to enquire about a future booking, then please contact