Bar Cart Essentials and Cocktail Recipes
Newsflash: vintage bar carts are back in style. It’s time to head to your attic or basement, dust off the old bar cart and bring it back into use. Or, if you’re new to bar carts, you could check out antique stores or yard sales for a great find!
Once your bar cart is in place, it’s time to clean it up! Read our guide for how to clean off your bar cart, and make sure that the liquor that is already there has not gone bad. It also serves as a handy guide for the shelf life of each bottle you plan to stock. So if you just opened a bottle of creamy coffee liqueur, make sure you plan to serve your guests Irish coffees within the next few months, before it goes bad.
Stocking your bar cart with the basics is your next step. With these few bottles of liquor, mixers, and accents, you will have the basic ingredients to make many classic cocktails. Just make sure you have the proper glassware for each cocktail, for it won’t do to offer an old fashioned in a martini glass! Once you have the basics down, check out our recipes for classic cocktails to impress your friends.