Cocktail Hour

Having a bar-cart set up at home is a retro luxury that is experiencing a resurgence, and we are 100% ok with that! Being able to fix you and your friends a favourite on a Friday evening, from the comfort of your own home, is always a winner.

To set up your cart at home, follow these tips:


  • Choose a spot for your cart that is out of direct sun. Lots of liquors lose their colour when exposed to sunlight.
  • To start with, pick drinks that you can make with standard spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka) then add to this over time with more speciality ingredients.
  • Look at books for inspiration and tried and tested recipes, nobody needs to be making rocket fuel variations!
  • Style with a theme, it will always look beautiful when it’s cohesive.


(left to right from top): RBT Ice Bucket with Tongs $149 from Milly’s | RCR Timeless crystal decanter $175 from Studio of Tableware |  Ritz 3-Tier drinks trolley $249 and Minetta cocktail shaker $54.95 from Freedom Furniture | Premio tumbler $19.90 each (sold as set of 6) from Citta | Savoy Kitchen Trolley $249 from Freedom Furniture | Oro brass cocktail shaker $99 from Paperplane Store | Beekman waiters corkscrew $29.95 ball from Freedom Furniture |  | Libbey martini glass $10.10 each (sold as set of 6) from Southern Hospitality | RBT Gold Pourer & Aerator $69.99 from The Homestore | Teak wooden chopping board $59 both from Paperplane Store | Spiegelau Crystal champagne saucers $28 each from Tessuti | Caliwoods reusable straws $19 set of 4 from Oh Natural | ‘The Art of the Bar Cart’ by Vanessa Dina $44 from Collected.


Compiled by Jessica Whiting

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