With the holiday festive season comes the time for entertaining, especially at home. Why not think on trend and practical by opting for a perfectly styled bar cart! The bar cart is back in vogue in a big way, it is fabulous for keeping all your drink needs in one easily accessible space and for adding a little chic retro glamour into your interior. Here are our top tips on all things bar cart related so you can entertain this festive season with ease and style.
There are so many incredible varieties of bar carts on the market in different shapes, materials and styles from industrial to modern scandi
. It can all get a little overwhelming, however when searching for your ideal cart, look for one with handles and wheels to ensure easy manoeuvrability, that way you can always take the party with you!
Keep in consideration how much your bar cart will need to carry if you are keeping it well stocked with heavy bottles, glasses and garnishing fruits then choosing a sturdy cart over a more delicate design is imperative.
The shelving on your bar cart is versatile
so don't be afraid to mix it up and use the different levels to create visual interest and impact. You might want to place bottles and glasses on the top tier and then use the lower space for some cocktail mixing books, games, records and a record player or decorative items you want to display… This can be a great way to incorporate seasonal or occasional flair into your interior.
Consider your drinks trolley a key focal point of your room
, it should always be in sync with the rest of your interior aesthetic and be treated as a visible decor piece. To make it a cohesive statement in your room, pair it back with an eye-catching artwork and keep it chic and visually interesting with tonal accessories, pretty glassware and fresh blooms.
When setting up your bar cart, try to keep clutter to a minimum, group similar items together and ensure your ingredients can easily be seen and accessed. Keep everything in your bar cart neatly ordered to avoid visual disruption in your interior.
The other benefit to a bar cart is its versatility. When it’s not a drinks trolley, use it as a bedside table, plant stand or chic hall stand! This is why the bar cart is back, its potential is endless
and its stylistic cred is red hot.
ROSEHIP, RASPBERRY AND BLOOD ORANGE COCKTAIL
1 CUP (250ML) WATER
2 ROSEHIP TEA BAGS
½ CUP (110G) CASTER (SUPERFINE) SUGAR
¼ CUP (60ML) CHAMBORD (RASPBERRY LIQUEUR)
1 CUP (250ML) SODA WATER
3 CUPS (750ML) SPARKLING WINE OR CHAMPAGNE
CRUSHED ICE TO SERVE
2 BLOOD ORANGES, CUT INTO WEDGES, TO SERVE
Place the water, tea bags and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture is syrupy. Remove the tea bags, add the Chambord and refrigerate until cold. Place the soda water, sparkling wine and crushed ice in a large jug and stir to combine. Divide the orange wedges between 6 x 400ml capacity tall glasses. Pour over the sparkling wine mixture and top with the syrup to serve.