You may have been wanting to upgrade your home bar so that when you entertain, you can serve adult drinks in a grownup way. Not that we are judging your Solo Cups or the fact that you are still opening beers off of the edge of your kitchen counter. But we just figured that you may want to have a few friends over every so often and show off your amateur bartending skills.
Whatever the reason, if you have done the work of getting a bar cart or are thinking about getting one, you may need to stock up on the best bar cart accessories. And not just bottles of scotch, vodka or the rum you grabbed at duty-free on your way back from your last Caribbean vacation. Maybe you want some stirrers, a shaker, or those nice and pricey-looking diamond-cut glasses.
Here are some essential bar cart accessories to help take you from amateur level to pro home bartender.
1. Highball & Chaser Gunmetal Plated Premium Bartender Kit
The secret to making great drinks is to have the right tools. For those who like their martinis shaken or stirred, the Highball & Chaser Bartender Kit has you covered. If a mojito is your drink of choice, there is a muddler in the set to release the peppermint leaves’ flavor. It also comes with a mesh strainer, bar knife for cutting fruit, a lemon zester, can and wine opener and a scoop. They all fit nicely on the bamboo stand that is included. It is available in five colors, but we are partial to gunmetal black.
2. Le Chateau Wine Decanter
If you are a wine drinker you know the importance of having a good decanter. It is hand-blown and lead-free so that you can use it with your merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, or port. The Le Chateau Wine Decanter aerates your favorite wine so that you can enjoy its taste. Cin Cin.
3. The Pioneer Woman Adeline 1.59-Liter Glass Pitcher
If you prefer to use your wine to create sangrias instead of drinking it straight, or you want to have premixed drinks available for your guests, then The Pioneer Woman Adeline Glass Pitcher is a good option. It proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune on your bar cart accessories. It is available in different hues but we say get the turquoise and add a splash of color to your life.
4. Williams Sonoma Specialty Barware Collection
Having an assortment of different styles of glasses based on the occasion or what your guests would like to drink is super helpful. The complete set of the Williams Sonoma specialty barware collection will keep you covered, from martinis to champagne, cognacs, and shots. In other words, you have the basics under control.
5. Threshold Stainless Steel Hammered Mug Copper
Moscow mules are all the rage and it probably isn’t only because of the ginger beer, lime and vodka, mix; we suspect it could also have something to do with the copper-colored mugs that they are served in. These Threshold Stainless Steel Hammered Mug Copper are shaped a little different from the typical mug but that is what makes them among some of the best bar cart accessories.
The VoChill wine cooler is one of those things that you never realized you needed. And once that you know that it exists you can’t get it in your hand soon enough. It helps your white wines stay chilled and if you believe in adding a touch of cool to your reds, it can do that too.
7. Joanna Buchman Jeweled Cocktail Picks
Who knew that cocktail picks like these from Joanna Buchman existed? They are quirky and super fun and a good way to add a little sparkle to your bar and drink.
8. Project 62 Stainless Steel Ice Bucket with Tongs, Gold
Add some style and pizzazz to your bar cart with Project 62 Stainless Steel Ice Bucket in gold. It comes with tongs so that you can easily pluck the required amount of ice for sipping on a Manhattan, an Old-Fashioned or good old Mai Tai.
9. Libbey Selena Glass Punch Bowl and Glasses Set
A Punch Bowl may seem a little posh but they are truly a party’s MVP. You can throw together a fun or themed drink and people can serve themselves while you mingle. Plus they make just about any beverage look really pretty. The Libbey Selena is perfectly sized for the times when you want to make a big batch of a mocktail with fresh fruit in it.
10. Threshold Marble and Wood Coaster Set
Threshold Marble and Wood Coaster Set is a chic and modern way of keeping water rings off of your furniture. They are made from gray marble and paired with wood to create an edgy yet practical item. And while they are unique, they are also versatile enough to add a little something extra to any decor.