THE BLUEBIRD GUIDE TO A CHAMPION BAR CART

TOOLS & ACCESSORIES

Cocktail shaker (functional, pretty)
Muddler (functional, pretty)
Shotglass (functional, pretty)
Glassware (functional, pretty)
Stir spoon (functional, pretty)
Cocktail napkins (pretty, prettier)
Ice bucket + tongs (functional, pretty)
Sieve (functional, pretty)
Wine Coaster (functional, pretty)
Pitcher for pre-batching (functional, pretty)
Wine and bottle openers (functional, pretty)

ALCOHOLS

Our two favorite, often lesser-known, brands are listed
Tequila – Casamigos, Fortaleza
Whisky – Whistlepig, Westland
Gin – The Botanist, Monkey 47
Vodka – Chopin, Haku
Rum – Mount Gay, Diplomatico
Cognac – Remy Martin, D’ussé
Liqueurs – Montenegro, Amaretto, Vermouth

MIXERS, GARNISH, EXTRAS

Bitters
Bowl of lemons or limes
Olives
Rimmer salts and sugars
Simple syrup

*Mixers are a personal preference, but we like soda water, tonic, grapefruit juice, and ginger beer

ORNAMENTAL ELEMENTS

Another personal preference, but we like a hanging tassel, potted plants, picture frames, decanters, coasters, wine racks, and antique books.

TIPS

Not everything will fit on the bar cart, so give priority to the prettiest and most-used items.

We like a heavier-stocked top shelf with a leaner bottom shelf.

A bar cart should look “collected” versus decorated. Incorporating antique elements help move it in this direction!

Don’t forget the ice!

*Disclaimer: We have such a great eye that sometimes our favorite things become other people’s favorite things, too. For this reason, we can’t guarantee the inventory or delivery window of the products we recommend. We suggest checking product links as soon as possible to confirm availability and shipment dates. You don’t want anything to be late to the party!