Holiday party season is in full swing, and if you plan on entertaining in your home, there is no better time to get your bar in order. I’ve put together a list of the must-have items for your year-round entertaining needs. From glassware to bar tools to liquors and mixers, here are the boozy basics for the perfect party!
Champagne Flutes. I am a bubbly girl. These are a necessity.
Wine glasses. I use the same glass for both white and red but you can certainly get glassware for both varietals. If you entertain at home, invest in 8 to 12 of each.
High balls, tumblers, decanter. Depending on your entertaining style, I suggest picking up 6 to 8 of both short and tall glassware.
A beautiful Ice Bucket.
A Cocktail Shaker for all of those fancy drinks you will be making!
Bar Tools (Bar Spoon, Muddler, Jiggler, Cocktail Strainer) in case you are feeling a little fancy.
The BEST Wine Opener.
Nothing beats this Wine Saver. Seriously. Can’t live without it.
– White Wine
– Red Wine
– Freshly Squeezed Juices: Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit
THE EXTRAS: LIQUEURS (My Favorites)
– St. Germain – to spike your champagne, of course
– Cointreau (or Triple Sec) for Margaritas and such
– Grand Marnier
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