the jolly bar cart // ’tis the season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but year round I’m head over heels in love with the glamour of a put together bar cart. Though this is my first Christmas with a bar cart, I wasted no time playing dress up to match the festivities of the season, and with that, a new traditional was born! With a handful of essentials & a few decorative touches you too can create one that suites your space. It won’t be long before your cart becomes a classic piece that immediately welcomes your guests and couples as a decorative accent for whatever the season may be.

Texture, color & pattern come into play when styling the cart but the trick is to divide the bar cart into zones and dedicate each zone to a specific essential. Whether it’s glassware, bottles or your own brass menagerie you’ll be simultaneously stylish and organized. Try to mix in the old – vintage crystal glassware, books, corkscrews – with the new, coasters, straws, fun bottles of water, seasonal flowers & of course anything festive to the time of the year. I like to infuse a balance of masculine old-fashioned spirits along with floral mixers and flirty bubbles to add a feminine touch.

Much like your home your cart should be built for your needs, the beverages you like to drink & that you can serve without a hitch. Build upon what you already have & don’t feel the need to run out & break the bank to fill your cart with what you think you should have, but rather, carefully think about what you will be serving & what aligns with your taste. Don’t forget to infuse your cart with own personal flare & style- this is what makes it special!

Based on your need & preference, below is a list of basic tools & glassware to aid you in attaining your perfect bar cart!

Tools:

  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Ice Bucket
  • Strainer
  • Muddler
  • Bottle Opener
  • Corkscrew

Glassware:

  • Highball
  • Lowball
  • Champagne Flute
  • White Wine Glass
  • Red Wine Glass
  • Cordial Glasses
  • Shot Glasses
  • Martini Glass
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