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.
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).
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).
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.
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...
- 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.