If you haven't realized by now, I love to entertain (just like Britney). Having friends over is probably my favorite thing to do — plus, you can't play Cards Against Humanity in public. After talking about it for some time and writing several cocktail posts, I decided to take to finally "curate" my beverage collection. I highly suggest you do the same. Here's how...
Step #1: First things first! The "bar cart" or in my case tray. I got the tray from West Elm because it was affordable and can also be paired with a stand. I also decided to grow up and buy the proper glassware: Collins glass, tumblers, Champagne flutes, and wine glasses (not pictured). They are all from Ikea!
Step #2: Add the important stuff. Now, my bar is only half stocked, but Rome wasn't built in a day, right?
Here are the basics every bar should have:
- White Rum
-Coffee Liquor (if you're Irish like me!)
-S. Pellegrino (for mixing)
To keep in fridge: White wine, beer, and Champagne (for spur of the moment celebrations!).
Step #3: If you're going to play mix-master, you need the proper barware:
- Straws (such a "blogger" touch)
-Garnish: mint, limes, umbrellas, etc, etc
Step #4: If you're only used to making jungle juice (did I just confess that?), you should get a basic cocktail book to get you started. Although the name is not original at all, I absolutely love VINTAGE COCKTAILS. The photography and typography are stunning and the recipes are the "classics" every guy and gal should know.
Step #5: What are you waiting for? It's 5 o'clock somewhere!