Cock­tail Hour

CRATE AND BAR­REL raises a Toast To Good Times With its new home Bar Col­lec­tion

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Acock­tail is both a be­gin­ning and an end to any oc­ca­sion: an ex­cel­lent way to get the party started as well as a night­cap at the end of the fes­tiv­i­ties. When en­ter­tain­ing at home, one would do well to equip the bar with fine se­lec­tions from Crate and Bar­rel’s lat­est col­lec­tion. From ta­bles and racks for bot­tles and other sup­plies to precision shak­ers and glasses, the home in­te­rior and ac­cents store of­fers an ex­ten­sive range of items with which to stir and shake things up. Whether one is a com­plete cock­tail novice or an ex­pert at tend­ing bar for a crowd, one can be sure to find what they need at Crate and Bar­rel.

A STIR­RING SE­LEC­TION

The bar col­lec­tion has all the nec­es­sary so­lu­tions from stor­age to serv­ing. Gar­nishes, mix­ers, and stir­rers can be safely placed on the three-tiered Beck­ett high shelf as it fea­tures tri­an­gu­lated stands for added stability. Frag­ile items like glasses and liquor bot­tles, on the other hand, can be stored in the all-wood Cantina bar cabi­net which comes with a rack to hang stemmed or han­dled glass­ware as

well as an in­tu­itive top that dou­bles as a tem­po­rary ta­ble when one is caught up with bar­tend­ing. Those who col­lect sin­gle malts or other pre­mium liquors would ap­pre­ci­ate the Clive bar cabi­net with its sec­ond tier for dis­play­ing par­tic­u­larly prized bot­tles or the more ex­pan­sive steamer cabi­net with its smoky ve­neer rem­i­nis­cent of the colours of finely aged whiskies or brandies. Bar carts in var­i­ous styles of­fer sim­i­lar stor­age with the added ben­e­fit of mo­bil­ity, ef­fec­tively wheel­ing in the cel­e­bra­tion any­where. like­wise, any self-re­spect­ing bar­keep at home would re­quire proper glasses to suit dif­fer­ent cock­tails. Crate and Bar­rel of­fers the Call­away col­lec­tion which has glasses for high­balls, mar­ti­nis, and even dou­ble-shots for those who want a po­tent hit. in con­trast, the Camille col­lec­tion is the perfect choice for show­ing off and sip­ping the finest wines from sweet sauternes to brut Cham­pagne. For those seek­ing a more ur­ban or youth­ful vibe, the chic cobalt and emer­ald tones of the miguel col­lec­tion add a hip, con­tem­po­rary feel while the spot­ted rue with its blue gra­di­ent look adds a some­what play­ful touch.

MOD­ERN MIXOLOGY

There are even bar­tenders’ kits to suit ev­ery level of skill and ex­per­tise. Those just learn­ing the ba­sics can opt for an 11-piece bar­tend­ing box set which con­tains fun­da­men­tal tools along with a se­lec­tion of stan­dard glasses. Those who are more con­fi­dent with their abil­i­ties will want to show off with a stain­less steel kit along with old-fash­ioned cop­per bev­er­age mugs, shak­ers, and jig­gers with which to shake – or stir – a lit­tle ex­cite­ment for guests. and no cock­tail is, of course, com­plete without an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of coast­ers and swiz­zle sticks in a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als. What­ever you need for ev­ery­thing from pool­side sip­pers to night­caps to fes­tive toasts, the op­tions are all at Crate and Bar­rel.

Whether one is a com­plete cock­tail novice or an ex­pert at tend­ing bar for a crowd, one can be sure to find what they need at Crate and Bar­rel

the night is young The three-tiered Beck­ett high shelf helps or­gan­ise bar es­sen­tials in a stylish dis­play

for all drinks

and sizes

CLOCK­WISE FROM LEFT: Cock­tail Mix­ing glass with Bar Spoon with Mud­dler, Min­gle Decanter, Gala Dou­ble Old Fash­ioned Glass, Re­nee Bar Cart, Wood and Marble Wine Cooler, Carter Bar Tool Set, French Cock­tail Shaker, Orb

Sap­phire Ice Bucket

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