Toronto LoftIndustrial Home Bar, Toronto
Derek Shapton and Toronto Life Magazine
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Break out the bar trolleyYou can pick trolleys up in second-hand shops, or just convert a coffee table into a bar for the evening. Have a variety of glasses at the ready for the different drinks you decide to serve – and remember to chill anything well in advance. An ice bucket is always a useful purchase, too, so people don’t constantly have to go to the fridge. Check out ways to fit a home bar into any scheme
Get the wine readyYou’ve stocked up on wine and fizz for the big meal tomorrow, so make sure you’ve got them all chilled (or warmed), ready for when guests arrive. Store your wines in a cool place and stick whites, prosecco, and champagne in the fridge (or an ice bucket if you’re short on fridge space) a couple of hours before your guests are due.
Invest in a trolleyYou can’t beat a drinks trolley on wheels for one of the most stylish ways to serve your brandy and bourbon. An industrial-style design in a vintage nickel finish simply oozes old-school Hollywood glamour. Cut-glass decanters and champagne saucers are a must here…Check out brilliant ideas for big mirrors
Home bar The beauty of a home bar is that you can decide how extensive – or simple – to make it. Want to offer only wine? Choose a house white and red, and buy them by the case. Love offering your guests a full range of cocktails, à la Mad Men? Go for the full setup described below.Balloon-shaped red wine glassesWhite wine glassesBeer glassesMartini glassesChampagne flutesHighball glassesOld-fashioned glassesShot glassesCocktail shakerStrainer and stir stickBottle openerIce bucket and tongsAn affordable favourite wine (both a red and a white) purchased by the case to save a little cash, to serve as your house wineA selection of quality spirits, such as vodka, gin, scotch, whiskey, brandy, rum and tequilaMixers and cocktail additions such as vermouth, bitters, soda water, tonic, grenadine, lemons, limes and olivesCheck out these creative home bars