Make your home the perfect spot to entertain by always having your liquor cabinet stocked, your wine rack full and all of the ideal bar accessories on hand to pour or mix a favorite drink. From shakers to coasters, we have what you need. Whether you have everyone over for the holidays once per year or entertaining every other week is your standard habit, Pottery Barn gives you a wealth of different items to make your home bar as grand as any New York City wine or martini bar.
Start things off the right way with a cocktail shaker. A cocktail shaker allows you to create a myriad of mixed drinks, from martinis to shooters. Opt for a shaker with a hammered nickel finish that looks great on your countertop or in your bar set. Hand-hammered stainless-steel is shiny and easily grabs the attention and awe of your guests, while its durable construction provides years of use. For a complete look, opt for other bar accessories with the same nickel finish, such as an ice bucket and tiered stand. Whether you are pouring beer or mixing cocktails, a good bar tool set is a must-have item for any bartender. Consider one with an antique, rustic look, such as a set made of acacia wood, steel and aluminum. Included with the set is a solid wooden muddler to make old fashioneds, strainer for pouring shots and shooters, stirrer and double-sided jigger for measuring. A unique, brass-colored holder allows this set to work well with your existing kitchen or tabletop decor. For a more complete set, opt for others that include more tools, such as a corkscrew and beer bottle opener.
Whether it’s your daughter’s fifth birthday party or you’re celebrating a new promotion, every occasion needs a party bucket and ice bucket to keep guests’ drinks cold. Consider one with that same hand-hammered nickel finish to round out your entertaining collection, or choose playful ones for holidays, such as an ice bucket with a skeleton Halloween theme. A “Walking Dead” bowl stand is also an excellent idea for your next scary get-together. A punch bowl with included ladle is also a must-have for a party. Look for one with matching glassware to dress up your table.
In addition to the ice buckets and punch bowls, you’ll want a lovely set of coasters to not only enhance your home decor, but to also protect your furniture during lively or crowded gatherings. Look for distinctive coasters that add to your existing kitchen ensemble. Black and white resin coasters add a definite martini bar feel, while etched tile bone coasters bring shine and pizzazz to an event. Metal resin round coasters in off-white can match any furniture or palette, and Sputnik zigzag coasters are a fun find as well. Pair coasters with small foodtraysor hammered nickel snack bowl so that guests have something to munch on as the party continues.
Make everything look just like the movies with an end table speakeasy tray and included decanter. Store your bar tools set, tumblers and your decanter easily on these lovely trays, allowing guests to serve themselves or letting your pour them another drink. Look for trays, tools and decanters that allow you to build a certain theme. For example, a leather-bound tray works well with a leather decanter sleeve to make this a matching set. A shiny, stainless-steel tray with a silver finish beams with clear tumblers and a clear decanter.