How To Stock A Bar Cart
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Today I want to talk to you about how to stock a bar cart. Bar cart’s have become THE piece of small furniture everyone has to have. It is so portable and house all your essential items you need for a successful party. From the alcohol to bar tools and glasses, we have a comprehensive list for you to check off!
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How To Stock A Bar Cart:
1. Pick a stylish cart
There are so many great bar carts out there! You can go in the direction of a gold one or something a little different in silver or black. You can even select a table that has a lower shelf. Whatever you pick, just make sure it is function for you.
2. Stock with the basic alcohol choices & mixers
This can vary due to your preferences and what you are serving but it is nice to have on hand other choices in case your guests would like something other than what you are serving. Here is a list of items that are the basic choices to have on hand.
- White Spirits – vodka, gin, tequila, rum, vermouth, triple sec
- Brown Spirits – whisky, scotch, bourbon
- Mixers – club soda, tonic water, soda, grenadine
- Juices – orange juice, cranberry juice, tomato
- Garnishes – mint, lemon, lime, olives, cheeries
3. Have the perfect bar tools
It’s important to be well equipped for your bar but you need to know what are the essential bar tools to always have on hand. Here are our favorites.
4. Add an assortment of glasses
There are different glasses to have on hand when mixing cocktails. From tall to short and from long stem to no stem, having the right glass can make or break the perfect cocktail. Here are our favorite glass to keep on hand.
- Red Wine Glass
- White Wine Glass
- Champagne Flute
- Tumbler/Short Glass
- Tumbler/Short Glass
- Shot Glass
- Martini Glass
5. Add touches of personality
It is important to always add a little personality to your bar cart. Something unique that speaks to you like monogrammed cocktail napkins, eclectic bottle stoppers or fun art hung above your cart. I’ve selected some fun pieces that will make your bar cart complete.
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