It's official: the holidays are upon us. It's time to deck the halls, hang the mistletoe, wrap the gifts, and stock the bar carts. There is nothing more festive (and necessary) for the gathering of friends and family than a well-decorated and well-stocked bar cart.
First, the spirits — gin, vodka, bourbon, scotch, tequila, rum, vermouth, and bitters are the essentials. Buy what you like! Champagne is a MUST for the holiday season, so make room for a champagne bucket and a bottle of chilled French champagne (anything else is just sparkling wine!). You may want to consider Creme de Casis, Apérol, St. Germain, Campari, Amaretto or Frangelico for your connoisseurs.
Then, the mixers: sparkling water, club soda, tonic water, ginger beer and assorted juices (orange, grapefruit, tomato, and cranberry just to name a few).
Garnishes offer an opportunity to include a few holiday-themed embellishments. Start with fresh lemons, limes, cherries, mint leaves and olives, then throw in skewered cranberries and sprigs of rosemary for a jolly twist. Candied kumquats are a colorful addition to celebratory sparkling drinks.
Tumblers, high balls, stemware, beer glasses, and shot glasses will cover your glassware needs. And don't forget, a jigger, shaker, strainer, muddler, cocktail napkins, and sugar cubes!
But most important — the bar cart. Get your parties rolling with this glamorous piece of the past. Dress it up for the holidays with garlands or fresh winter foliage.
No matter the season, style, or application, a bar cart will bring your cocktail parties to another level. See a few of our favorites below!