Monday, January 6, 2014

How to Create the Perfect Bar Cart

Be the hostess with the mostess with these fun tips on creating the perfect bar cart for your home or your next party. 

This cart will please all of your guests from the drinkers to those who prefer just the mixers or something lighter.  And why not make it pretty too? 

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Here's what you'll need: 

Liquor: Make sure you have a bit of everything to satisfy your guests. The best options are Gin, Vodka, Bourbon, Whiskey, Scotch, Tequila, Rum, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth and Triple Sec. 

Mixers: Angostura Bitters, Tonic Water, Club Soda or Sparkling Water, Ginger Ale and Tomato Juice. 

Barware: Ice Bucket, Whiskey Stones, Shaker, Muddler, Jigger, Strainer, Whiskey Spoon and Corkscrew. 

Garnishes: Lemons, limes, sugar cubes, orange slices, cherries and olives. Grab some fresh garnishes before the party like mint, celery and fresh berries. 

Glassware: Tall and short Collins glasses, Martini glasses, red and white wine glasses and champagne flutes. 

Misc: It's always good to have a few other options available for people who don't drink or prefer to go a little lighter. Keep a bottle of red wine, white wine, champagne and a few bottles of beer on hand. For those who prefer not to drink, have a couple of glass bottles of fancy soda or water. 

Remember, your perfect bar cart doesn't have to have all of the above items, but it should have your favorites and be able to make some basic drinks for your guests. Think Martinis, Old Fashions, Side Cars and Manhattans. 

And don't forget to style it and make sure it fits with the rest of your house or event. It's a staple that all homes should have if you are planning on entertaining. 

Here are some carts we love. Hopefully they inspire you. 

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Keeping you Stylish
Danae

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