Can we ALL agree that everyone’s alcohol intake has probably increased quite drastically in the last few weeks?! What is life right now?!?! Since most of us are quarantined at home for the foreseeable future, I may as well guide you to building the perfect bar cart. After all, the liquor stores are considered “essential” businesses and are still open, right?
- First of all, you don’t have to have an actual cart for your bar setup. Depending on the space you have available, a smaller piece of furniture (like this West Elm piece shown above), a nook in your kitchen or even a shelf could get the job done.
- Now, let’s add the liquor! Try to have a selection of what you like to drink, of course, but also have a nice variety of options for your guests. No one likes to go to a bar that only serves one type of liquor, right? Even if it is not consumed often, having a variety of liquors will make playing bartender a lot more fun. I always try to aim to have at least one vodka, one whiskey, one rum and one tequila for my guests (despite what the photo currently shows). May I recommend a bottle of Zaya Gran Reserva Rum or Corralejo Tequila?
- Add some texture and dimension to the bar area with a glass decanter, bar tools and a pair of drinking glasses. The glasses (shown above) from Well Told add a really cool, local element to the bar. Their site lets you choose your city or town and a type of glassware including wine and pint glasses and coffee mugs.
- Complete your bar area with some functional and decorative items such as cocktail recipe or other coffee table books, artwork or, in the case above, a portable speaker.
Slice up the garnish of your choice and CHEERS!