CRATE AND BARREL raises a Toast To Good Times With its new home Bar Collection
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.
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 drinksand sizesCLOCKWISE 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, OrbSapphire Ice Bucket