Every savvy host knows the importance of owning a bar cart. Whether entertaining friends or mixing up a simple nightcap, having a well-stocked bar cart can instantly turn your living room into an intimate speakeasy.
To ensure that your bar cart is nimble enough to handle any last-minute soirée, keep it well-stocked with the basics, including a variety of glassware, bitters, your favorite spirits, and some basic tools (more on these later). Consider making room on the top shelf for all the components you’d need for a signature cocktail; that way, the party can continue seamlessly with no need to root around for particular bottles and ingredients.
If you’re looking to impress your guests with a cocktail that is as simple as it is sophisticated, opt for a timeless Martini. Investing in a high-quality gin is the number one way to elevate a Martini – and that’s where The Botanist comes in.
The Botanist gin hails from the remote island of Islay, off the coast of Scotland. It is distilled with a distinctive combination of 22 wild botanicals that have been foraged by hand in Islay. The result? A mouth-watering variety of aromatic flavor profiles – from floral to sweet, herbal, and more. These layers of flavor are highlighted beautifully in a classic Martini - a spirit-forward cocktail that showcases the Botanist’s complexity and flavor-rich makeup.
Once you’ve purchased your dream cart, the next step is to stock up on cocktail essentials. Bar cart must-haves to create a beautiful Martini consist of various bar tools, vermouth, and, of course, The Botanist.
Need some inspo? Click on the ultra-chic bar cart items below to get started on your list of Martini essentials.