With Zoom happy hour becoming the new norm, bar carts are an essential item to add to your home and a well-stocked one can help you unwind at the end of a long day or week. Here’s how to build the perfect bar car to get you through this stressful time.
Start With the Cart
Your bar cart should fit in with your home decor and you need to consider how you want to use it. Do you want a sideboard with wheels or do you have space for something more luxurious? Your bar cart should look elegant and hold up.
Get the Essentials
Your bar cart should have a variety of liquors and the types depend on where the bar cart is located. For living room bar cars, stirred or built drinks work best. Scotch, tequila, vodka, gin, and cognac well as do small bottles of bitters, vermouth, and quality mixers.
Get the Right Tools
If you’re making cocktails, you’ll need the right tools for mixing which include a mixing glass, bar spoon, jigger, peeler, bottle opener, and julep strainer. It’s also good to have dasher bottles and a small sealable bottle for bitters and modifiers.
Invest in Glassware
Getting the right glassware can enhance the drink and contribute to the overall decor of the room. The glassware you buy should reflect the drinks you like to make, so if you like martinis, get small, fine ones.
Finishing touches like bitters, vermouth, cherries, unwaxed citruses, and olives are sure to impress all of your friends on Zoom. Complete the look with reusable straws and swizzle sticks.