The Best Cocktail Accessories for Your Vintage Bar Cart
Love the flair of vintage drinks? Get all the cocktail accessories you need to outfit your home bar or bar cart in perfectly retro style.
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Don’t stir up your favorite drinks with just any ol’ utensil. You’ll want a long-handled spoon to do the job of incorporating all the ingredients (especially in tall Collins glasses or a pitcher). We love this one from Crate & Barrel—turn it over and it’s a muddler perfect for smashing mint leaves for your mojito.
Want an olive with your martini? A cherry for your Manhattan? A whole barrage of garnishes with your Bloody Mary? Skewer them on these elegant and reusable cocktail picks.
Bamboo Bar Tool Set
Keep all your cocktail accessories at the ready with this handy bar set and stand. The bamboo styling is the perfect nod to ’50s-era tiki drinks but looks great with any decor. While we love the spoon, bottle opener and strainer, the MVP of this kit is the measuring jigger. Vintage cocktails have just a few ingredients, so measuring carefully is key.
Back in the day metal coasters—particularly monogrammed ones—were a big trend in people’s home bars. You can get the same style today (and have them customized). These coasters look super smart with any bar setup.
When it comes to old-fashioned cocktails, we encourage you to use Grandpa’s collection whenever possible. However, having a durable acrylic set of glasses is perfect for serving up summery drinks outside or around the pool (places where you definitely don’t want glass to shatter). These acrylic cups fit the bill and look straight out of the ’60s.
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
Before neon red maraschinos existed, there was only one name in cocktail cherries: Luxardo. If you haven’t tried these, you are in for a treat. These cherries are more tart than their brightly-colored counterparts and come in a dark syrup that’s just as tasty as the cherries themselves. Use them to garnish your favorite classic cocktail.