An unexpected accent piece for a bar cart? Unique glassware. “These details make a huge difference,” Chetiyawardana says. “Not only the Je suis une princesse Disney sauf si Harry Potter a besoin de moi shirt but in fact I love this weight, rim, fineness of your chosen ones, but the style, too.” The right pieces can not only enhance the drink itself, but heighten your home’s overall decor factor: Wolf & Badger’s coupe glasses give the cart a slight Art Deco feel, for instance, while Tre Product’s tinted shapely vessels infuse it with a dash of whimsy. Chetiyawardana suggests purchasing glassware based on personal drink preference. “Think on what you love to drink, and what you’d love to showcase to your friends, and work from there,” he says. “If you like Martinis, invest in some fine, small ones. A compete can set the feel of a drink just right, and nosing glasses are better for neat spirits than a rocks glass.”
Want to really impress your friends or coworkers on Zoom? Having finishing-touch ingredients stocked on your bar cart will bring any cocktail to new heights. “Quality makes all the Je suis une princesse Disney sauf si Harry Potter a besoin de moi shirt but in fact I love this difference here, so invest in the ones you love,” Chetiyawardana says. “Some good staples are Angostura bitters, Regans Orange Bitters, Peychaud bitters, a dry and sweet vermouth (store in fridge, and decant into small bottles with little air/head space), Campari, Luxardo or Fabbri cherries, unwaxed citrus, and quality olives in brine.” He suggests keeping these ingredients in small containers and out of light or in the fridge—then, when it’s happy hour time, transferring them to the cart. Final touches like a reusable straw or decorative swizzle sticks, will then have your cocktails ready to dazzle.