How To Properly Stock A Bar Cart

Get your cocktail fix and impress your guest with an incredibly stocked and diverse bar cart. No more buying more and more overtime! With these 17 products, you’ll be stocked with everything you’d ever need for months.

Tools

1. Purchase a shaker

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Purchase a shaker so you can shake your drinks properly.

Stainless Steel No Leaks Cocktail Shaker – $11.99
Two-Piece Pro Boston Shaker Set – $24.95
20oz Triple-Insulated Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker – $34.99

2. Purchase a bar spoon

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Purchase a bar spoon so you can stir/mix your drinks properly.

Hiware 12-Inch Bar Spoon, Set of 2 – $8.99
Hiware 12 Inches Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon – $5.99

3. Purchase a jigger

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Purchase a jigger so that your measurements are precise.

Japanese Jigger – $10.99
Double Cocktail Jigger – $7.99
Jigger – $7.99

4. Purchase a strainer

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Purchase a strainer so that your drinks can transition from the shaker to the glass smoothly and without any pulp.

Cocktail Kingdom Buswell 4-Prong Hawthorne Strainer – $19.99
Professional Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer  – $9.99
Cocktail Kingdom CoCo Strainer – $11.99

5. Purchase a muddler

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Purchase a muddler to crush up any ingredients you desire, fruit being a common one.

8inch Long 1pc Stainless Steel Fruit Crusher – $5.99
Professional Drink Muddler – $10.97
Hiware 10 Inch Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon – $7.99

*Or purchase the above options in a SET*

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You can buy this all in a set if you don’t want to buy it separately.

Cocktail Shaker Set Bartender Kit – $31.49
24-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set – $39.99
24-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set – $54.99

6. Purchase an ice bucket and ice tongs

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Purchase an ice bucket and ice tongs to conveniently add ice to any drink.

Stock Harbor Ice Bucket Insulated With Sealed Lid and Tongs – $34.95
Stainless Steel Insulated Ice Bucket With Lid and Ice Tong – $16.99
Stainless Steel Double Walled Ice Bucket with Tongs – $29.99

7. Purchase a cork screw

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Purchase a cork screw for obvious reason – WINE!

1-Piece Waiters Corkscrew – $4.48
Wing Corkscrew – $11.99
Electric Wine Opener – $9.99

8. Purchase a bar knife

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Purchase a bar knife for those times you’ll need to cut limes, fruit, cheese, etc.

Prince of Scots Bartender’s Knife – $39
Viski Professional Bar Cart – $5.49

9. Glasses

Lowball glasses

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Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses – $21.99
Rock Style Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses 11 Ounce – $23.69
Crystal Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses (Set of 6) – $25.99

Highball glasses

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Set of 8 Highball Glasses – $19.25
Highball Glasses Set of 6 Tall Drinking Glasses – $17.95
Italian Highball Glasses [Set of 6] – $22.99

Martini glasses

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8 Ounce Martini Glasses, Set Of 6 – $39.26
8 – Ounce Martini Glasses – $21.99
Martini Glasses – 6-Set Clear Classic 5-Ounce Cocktail Glasses – $24.99

Decanter

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Le Chateau Wine Decanter – $49.95
Wine Decanter by HiCoup – $37.99
Whiskey Decanter – $14.89

Spirits

10. Vodka

11. Gin

12. Rum

13. Whiskey

14. Tequila

15. Vermouth

Extra ingredients & decor

16. Extra ingredients

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If you have a specific cocktail you like to make, stock up on those ingredients. If not, I would recommend having basic things on hand such as: salt, sugar, honey, syrup, agave, and any mixers such as aperol, tonic, soda, etc.

17. Accessories & décor (optional)

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To style your cart and make it visually appealing, you can add a couple of low maintenance plants or little décor pieces.

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