Did it happen that Mad Men that first introduced this bar cart? Maybe, but the cult item has been around for a long time, far longer than it’s time to join the AMC series. In addition, with the holidays approaching This piece of furniture needs some cleaning. Below, we provide a step-by step guide to styling the ideal bar cart.
Keep it SimpleThe most detrimental thing one can accomplish to the bar cart is to make it appear cluttered. In the end, the point for the bar cart the place where you can actually prepare and serve drinks and drinks, so make sure you make sure you leave a space open. Also, organize items by the theme (hard mixers, spirits glasses, etc.) and use tray-like dividers. If you own a big cart, you may have plenty of space to store a range of mixers, spirits, and garnishes. For those who have carts that are smaller, you should plan your drinks menu ahead of time, and reduce your choices to only the essential ingredients (stash your olives as an example in the event that you’re not making martinis).
The Cart Itself Cart Itself
There aren’t many homes that require the bar cart that is a part of it. In an emergency your end table, or a portion of your buffet can do perfectly. If you’re looking to invest in a outdoor bar cart but aren’t sure there are some points to consider the following: Wheels allow you to move the cart around, moving it away from the side prior to dinner and then move it in front of the table after dessert; the shelves can be used as an area for serving or assembly and provide space to store bottles that don’t get used often,
And perhaps a few attractive decor pieces; bonus is if you can locate one that has an edge or rail to stop glassware or bottles from being accidentally knocked off (particularly when guests’ have enjoyed several drinks). If you’re in a tight area. You might want to consider an elegant folding table that is conveniently stored when not when not in use.
Take into consideration the the placement
The first and perhaps most important thing to do is not place the bar cart in areas. Where people will frequently hit it even if it’s arranged to perfection and you’d like it be the focus of attention. If you’d like the guests you invite to enjoy quick access after dinner on the sofa. think about taking the cart away and then bringing it back into the room once you’re ready for a drink.
Also, the bar cart will eventually become an ideal place to gather. Which is why if you’re trying to encourage people to go to other areas of your home you might want to consider placing the bar cart away from obvious bottlenecks such as the living room or kitchen, but not far enough that it’s an effort to walk there for refills. Also, placing a cart within an entryway or foyer is an ideal way to welcome guests.
Back to the basics
Although you could certainly customize your bar cart to offer a distinctive drink, if plan to run the full bar, you need to have the following things you should have in your inventory:
Spirits include vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila, whiskey and vermouth. You might want to consider having a bottle of wine or Champagne on the ice, if you feel it is appropriate. Bonus points if you mix to bottles such as Lillet, Cointreau, and bitters.
Mixers: soda water or seltzer, limes and lemons to juice and garnish cocktails cherries olives, simple syrup.
Cocktail shakers, glass for mixing strainer, spoon cutting board. (unless you’re pre-slicing lemons, limes, and similar items) Jigger, cocktail sticks and an ice bucket.
Glassware: martini, highball and Old Fashioned and more. Also, serve Champagne flutes and wine glasses If you’re providing those choices.
Increase the Needs
Every bar cart requires some basic necessities however, they don’t need to be boring. Choose beautiful cloth napkins and drinks served in attractive bottles can make an impressive impression. The most unique bottle openers and wine stoppers and wine coasters must be considered. Along with the more colorful disposable products like teethpicks, straws and other items. If you’re serving sangria or punch with a gorgeous glass pitcher or glass dispenser can increase the appeal of your host. If you’re serving scotch for instance, think about using a crystal decanter.
Add the Extras
Although you shouldn’t add to your cart too much by adding accessories, a few will make your table unique. A vase with bud or an arrangements of fresh flowers are a wonderful way to inject some colour. Set the fruit and the garnishes in beautiful bowls or in a dish that is positioned on the floor to add a touch of class. A few books of cocktails is helpful to look for books with striking spines and covers. A few other nifty objects are fun to play with, just do not go too far. Think about using a brass object to support a stack of napkins, or a tea light set in an aesthetically pleasing holder to give an element of ambiance. The beauty lies in the small details.