Everything You Need for the Perfect Bar Cart
The bar cart has transcended mere trends to establish its position as an essential item in the home of every modern entertainer.
Whether intended for mixing an after-work negroni or shaking up a dinner-party martini, a well-stocked bar cart adds another level of ritual and experience to the act of crafting a sublime drink. But creating a perfectly stocked and stacked bar cart is a process. Once you’ve selected the cart itself, it’s a matter of mixing and matching glasses, cocktail tools and liquors to set yourself up for alchemy. We’ve found a selection of bar carts, tools and accessories to help you set up your dream mixology station – and hopefully inspire many cocktail hours to come.
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The Bar Cart
Is your space Mid-Century Modern or contemporary and minimalist? Your bar cart design will drive the look and feel of your tools and toys, so decide on something you feel provides the perfect bones for your station.
A classic highball, a whisky tumbler, a cocktail coupe... these are the fundamentals. But are you a crystal connoisseur or would you prefer to sip out of tinted stemware? Mixing and matching glass textures and shades adds another element to your cart.
Layering decanters of different textures and sizes is a great way to bring dimension to your bar cart’s overall look. Mixing vintage crystal with modern lab-style bottles filled with botanical tinctures is very 2019.
This is where you can add quirky pieces and family heirlooms. Do you have a flair for the exotic or a deep and unshakeable love of rose gold? Add your favourite metal to your cocktail mixing set, bottle opener and Champagne cooler.
The Decorative Items
For additional colour and quirk, add a variety of functional yet beautiful items – think trays in various metals or your dodo-emblazoned coasters from a trip to Réunion Island. It’s also a great idea to layer your cart’s look with stacks of snack bowls.
With the right collection of basic spirits you can bring a dinner party back to life or draw the evening to an elegant close, depending on your mood. Start with vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whisky. For extra credit, you can add vermouth, St-Germain, Campari and an orange liqueur to the mix. Two trends to keep an eye on are the rise in alcohol-free spirits, which offer all the fun and none of the tears, and craft tonics, which come in beautiful bottles and add a new dimension to the classic G&T.
The Signature Cocktail
Everyone should have their own signature cocktail that can be shaken (or stirred) together from memory, with all the ingredients at hand for any given moment. Whether you are an Old Fashioned aficionado or an Espresso Martini expert, it’s great to have that one drink you can knock out of the park every time. For everything else, there’s a recipe book.
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