Styling a Bar Cart
Bar carts have been gaining popularity (again) over the past few years. They are a great way to display your liquor. Additionally, they stash away easily, making it a great storage option for someone who doesn’t have a lot of space. Bar carts are the perfect place to show off your personal style and design sense. Here are some tips to get you started.
Organization is the first step to the perfect bar cart. Use trays to divide your cart into zones for specific items, such as glassware or bottles.
This is a part where you can really let your style shine. Colors, patterns, and textures all come into play. Have fun making the bar cart scream you.
Master the mix
Mixing in older elements with new ones can make your bar cart extremely stylish. Mix in older, antique crystal glassware and plates with new napkins, straws, and bright colors. Flowers add color and a fresh element to the cart.
Quality is certainly something that should be taken into consideration when purchasing liquor for your bar cart. However, think about color as well. A color-coordinated bar cart can be eye catching. If your favorite liquors come in boring bottles, go shopping for colored decanters.
Stock the bar
A bar cart isn’t complete until it’s fully stocked up. Get a selection of basic liquor, such as vodka, gin, bourbon or whiskey. Look for some bottles with a different shape to create more visual appeal. Don’t forget your mixers as well! Juice, sodas, tonic water, and bitters help to round out the perfect bar cart.
In addition to the alcohol, you’ll need something to serve the alcohol in. You should have all the basics needed to make the drinks you enjoy. Some tools you should have on your bar cart are a blender, shaker, jigger, ice bucket, strainer, bottle opener, and corkscrew. Some glassware options that you should have include wine glasses, champagne flutes, shot glasses, martini glasses, and other glasses you need to make your favorite drinks.