We linger in the kitchen most nights, but as we get closer to the holidays and do more entertaining indoors, I want a dedicated space for cocktails and conversation when guests are here. My initial plan was to search for a vintage bar cart, but the more I thought about it, did I need another piece of furniture in this house? I’ve lived in small spaces and I know the value every square inch holds, which is why I’m approaching this a bit differently. One might say I’ve got a novel solution to the classic bar cart (I couldn’t help myself).
Elevate your barware and integrate it into your current decor just like you would any piece of art, vase, or photo. All you need is a shelf, mantle, or in my case, an existing bookshelf.
These are essential items that will add beauty and function to any bar:
I love the idea of a speakeasy, having everything you need right at your fingertips without taking up any additional floor space. My new library setup is the closest I will get to having secret doors and false walls in this house.
Here are a few essential recipes every host should know:
This recipe will make a jug to have on hand for entertaining.
(Want to skip the recipe? Look no further than this Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup.)
With this new library bar setup, all I need to bring is ice. What are some of your favorite cocktails or mocktails I should try?
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Kate is currently learning to play the Ukulele, much to the despair of her husband, kids, and dogs. Follow her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.
BY Kate Arends - October 26, 2021
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