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Feb 6, 2013

6 bar cart essentials

6 bar cart essentials Author: Style At Home

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Feb 6, 2013

6 bar cart essentials

1 Gold lacquered tray

Start stocking your bar cart bwith this gold lacquered tray first. It will be the foundation for the rest of the bar essentials to come on. Pier 1 Imports , $17. bar-essentials-napkin.jpg
2 Metallic clover printed napkin

Hang these napkins on the side of the bar cart - they will come in handy if there is ever a spill with the cocktail drinks. West Elm, $33 (set of 4). bar-essentials-coaster.jpg
3 Hollywood coasters

These chic coasters with gold trim and design will ensure that your guests' cocktail glasses don't leave water rings on your tables. Jonathan Adler, $68 US (set of 4). bar-essentials-set.jpg
4 Stainless steel bar tool set

These stainless steels items are just the right tools needed to make the perfect cocktails. Included in the set is a strainer, jigger, bottle opener, garnish knife, stirrer and ice tongs. All pieces can be set on a stand to ensure that the items are organized neatly on your bar cart. Williams-Sonoma, $116. bar-essentials-shaker.jpg
5 PC Hammered metal cocktail shaker

You cannot have a bar cart without a cocktail shaker! This item is essential in mixing those delicious drinks for your dinner party guests. Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, $12.

6 Acrylic martini glass

Lastly, what's a bar cart without stylish serving glasses - just like this acrylic martini glass. CB2, $4.50.

Here's a quick martini recipe to get you started with the drinks...

Classic Martini


  • 1½ oz dry vermouth
  • 2½ oz gin
  • 3 green olives


1 Rinse a martini glass with the dry vermouth and pour out.

2 Shake the gin with the ice in a cocktail shaker until chilled

3 Pour it into the martini glass.

4 Add the olives and serve.

Prep time: 2 minutes.
Serves 1.

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