This winter’s hottest home accessory? The drinks trolley. With more of us opting for a big night in over a big night out, drinks trolleys (also referred to as a bar cart) are experiencing a huge revival – and just in time for you to be the host with the most at a your next Christmas extravaganza.
From roaring-twenties-themed antique brass and glass drinks trolleys to Scandi-inspired design black metal bar carts, bring a touch of glamour to your next get-together (and outshine all of your every other Christmas drinks party) with a shiny, stylish drinks trolley.
Are drinks trolleys actually fashionable?
In one word: yes! Think of it as a fun, stylised piece of interior design rather than something purely practical. Today’s modern living pretty much demands a mobile drinks service that’s as fun as it is functional. We think a drinks trolley is the perfect party partner.
What should you put on a drinks trolley?
Other than your favourite bottle of flavoured gin, Champagne or vodka, the best drinks trolleys include statement glassware – such as champagne flutes, highball glasses and martini glasses – and striking cocktail shakers. We also think it’s also worth investing in an ice bucket and tongs.
How do you style a drinks trolley?
Show off your spirits and glassware by styling your drinks trolley with different sized and shaped bottles, beautiful decanters and different types of glasses. Dress it up with a decorative tray, snack bowl, cocktail shakers and coasters. Then, if you have the room, add a vase of fresh flowers and a few candles to give your cart that extra wow-factor.
Looking for some more drinks inspo? We’ve got recipes for every kind of cocktail drinker, from fizzy cocktail recipes to summery cocktails, and even 5 cocktails for 5 different kinds of cocktail drinker. If you fancy leaving the comfort of your own home, we’ve also got the lowdown on the best cocktail bars in London. Bottoms up!