The Travel Bar inside a suitcase is a way to always have exactly what you need to make more complicated drinks anywhere. My case is designed to make 3 different whiskey based drinks and has enough glasses and coasters for 6 people.
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Note: Some of the photos/steps may seem out of order. I made this suitcase for the Instructables Show and Tell at the Craftsman Experience studio. To properly document how I made the case I had to take it apart at times after completing steps and reassemble while taking photos.
Step 1: What It Is Built to Carry
I created this case to hold supplies for a few types of whiskey drinks specifically. This case was built around the objects I wanted it to carry so before I started I searched my local stores and purchased the objects needed to complete my vision. This included bottles to hold the alcohol and mixers. I might change the brand of whiskey to carry or the company may change the size/shape of their bottles and I didn't want those things to effect the future usability of my case.
Here is a list of items the case is set up to hold:
- 2 large bottles (one for whiskey, one vermouth)
- 2 medium bottles (one for lemon, one bitters)
- A shaker
- A set of 6 glasses
- A jigger
- 3 glass jars (for cherries, sugar, and orange slices)
- A set of coasters
- Tongs for serving sugar
- Stir sticks