* Elevate your at-home bar with these sophisticated accessories and tools
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* Keep your guests impressed with your spirited at-home set up
Whether you love to entertain or simply like to enjoy an evening cocktail in an elegant setting, adding some sleek barware to your current set-up will give your dining area a sophisticated and luxurious update. Even if you stick to wine or like to experiment with trying different craft cocktails, we have 10 items that will elevate your at-home bar game to a (nearly) pro level.
1. Chiringuito Cocktail Shaker
This sleek cocktail shaker is made from a polished stainless steel that’s an elegant addition to your bar cart or tabletop. It’s also designed with a taller and slimmer shape compared to your standard shaker, allowing you to keep a better grip and feel more in control of your cocktail-making action.
2. Rose Gold Drink Coasters
There’s simply no point in investing in beautiful glassware, if you’re going to stick to clashing, cork coasters. These metallic, rose gold slate coasters are cut in a circular design and work with both hot and cold drinks. This way, you can take them out for a hot cup of tea to start the morning or for a glass of rosé before dinner. Packaged in a nice box for presentation, they’ll also make a great gift for colleagues and associates who are sure to ask where you got yours from.
3. Jack Spade Bartending Glasses
Ideal for aspiring and beginner level mixologists, these contemporary cocktail glasses are playful but also incredibly handy for entertaining. In partnership with Kikkerland Design, a New York-based design firm, Jack Spade created a set of four, eight ounce glasses with a base spirit – whiskey, rum, gin and vodka – and accompanying recipe on each side of the glass.
4. Mixology Dice Tumbler
Learn how to make mix delicious craft cocktails with this clever mixology dice set. The set includes eight die made from birchwood that have been laser engraved in the U.S. and comes packaged in a reclaimed wine bottle that’s been cut down and polished into a handy tumbler. Each die is engraved with one of eight different ingredients and breaks down as such: spirit, sugar, liqueur, citrus, fruit, herb, spice and bitters.
5. Vigor Bar Tool Set
This handsome cocktail set will help you take your mixology skills to the next level with exquisite, carefully crafted essentials including an ice bucket, bar knife, strainer, tongs, muddler and bottle opener. Plus, the golden ice bucket adds a retro, prohibition era look on your bar cart. Treat yourself – and your guests – to this world-class mixology must-have.
6. Brookstone Electric Wine Opener
No one wants to suffer the embarrassment of having trouble removing the cork from a wine bottle when entertaining. This electric wine opener by Brookstone eliminates this possibility, saving you time, strain and embarrassment. With this fool-proof appliance, all you need to do is center the opener over the cork, press the button, and wait. The mechanism will automatically remove the cork from the bottle.
7. Edgestar Kegerator
This isn’t your college frat party keg. At 20 inches, it’s large enough and durable enough to serve the needs of home brewers and yet easy to set up as well, making the EdgeStar kegerator a great fit in any home kitchen or minibar set up. It’ll work whether you brew your own beer, ale or mead or just want to be able to have perfect temperature beer on tap. Naturally, the kegerator is a hit at parties.
8. Stainless Steel Chilling Cubes
The Rabbit Chilling Stones are a stylish addition to your party hosting supplies, specially designed to chill drinks without diluting them. Made of food-safe and durable stainless steel, the set of two stones come in a jumbo size for optimal effectiveness, with only one stone needed per drink for superior function.
9. Glass Desktop Whiskey Decanter
A play on the classic “ship in a bottle” decor piece, this decanter lets your ship-in-a-bottle sail on a sea of whiskey, which sounds like a dream Homer Simpson might have, but looks far more elegant and refined in practice. The Desktop Globe Whiskey Decanter is beautifully hand-crafted and allows for showing off the rich amber hues of your favorite whiskey or rum, or the subtle reds of a merlot, too.
10. Scotch-Infused Toothpicks
Impress your guests with these elegant, scotch-infused toothpicks after a meal. Packed in a beautiful navy box, each tainted glass vial comes with 12 toothpicks and is corked to ensure freshness. The toothpicks have been infused with scotch from a 200-year-old distillery. Aside from scotch, the picks also contain an assortment of essential oils, ginger and honey.
11. Cocktail Pods
Few things beat a perfectly mixed cocktail. But unless you’re a trained mixologist, it’s hard to get a restaurant-worthy cocktail at home. If you like to entertain often, or simply prefer an elevated craft cocktail as opposed to a basic whisky and coke, the Mixallogy Organic Cocktail Mixer is a must-have addition to your home bar. It’s the foolproof way to get a fantastic, bartender-approved drink right from the comfort of your home.
12. Wine Condoms
Whether it’s Wine Wednesday, Bunko night with your girlfriends, or a wild bachelor party, a great bottle of wine is always a necessity to have on hand. To keep your wine fresh, you probably plug a wine stopper in (if you don’t finish the bottle), or just plug the cork back in, but why keep it basic when you can add a little humor to the art of keeping wine fresh? Celebrities like Mila Kunis, Madonna and Ruby Rose are raving about the “wine condom.” Find out more details below.
13. Drink Scales
There are countless gadgets and tools that claim they’ll help you mix and pour the perfect cocktail. These tools will probably work just fine, but few, if any, appear to be as easy to use as Perfect Company’s Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale , which doesn’t require you to measure an ounce of liquid. Check out one of our favorite scale’s below.
14. Whiskey & Scotch
This 2018, whiskey, scotch, and bourbon fans can lift their spirits with these innovative ways to elevate the way you drink the dark liquor. From serving accessories like high-tech ice makers to bar tools to infusion kits, these luxe products are sure to help add some flavor to your whiskey ritual. Plus, see which scotch Anthony Bourdain is talking up lately. Find out more below.
15. Bar Carts
Imagine the scene – you’re coming to the end of dinner-hosting duties one evening, and you’re looking for a way to leave your guests with a memorable finish. So you wheel out a stylish cart filled with fine alcohol to quench thirsts, start conversations and instantly induce envy. Head to link below to see our top bar cart picks at affordable price points.