Home bar accessories to have your very own cocktail hour

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Everything you need to create your own home bar in the most stylish way possible. 

Home bars have always been rather fabulous, but as we’re living in a time where it’s impossible to go out and get a drink, more of us have started equipping ourselves with everything we need to knock up a tasty cocktail at home. 

We’re seeing dining-at-home trends sky rocket right now – from tablescaping to beautiful glassware – making it cooler than ever to have well-stocked home bar. 

Plus, when we are eventually allowed to have our friends round again, you can impress them with your cocktail-making skills.

Here’s what you need to get your own home bar started, from a spirit jigger to champagne glasses, each item picked because of its aesthetic as well as its practicality. 

  • Aged-effect serving trolley

    Barware to buy now: vintage drinks trolley

    This vintage-look drinks trolley is an essential piece of kit for the hostess with the mostess.

    Show off your sparkling glassware on top, while keeping bottles of tipple stored safely below on the bottom shelf, this piece is all about presentation and practicality. 

    Shop aged-effect serving trolley at Maisons Du Monde, £142

  • Corkscrew

    Zara Homeware Corkscrew
    Barware to buy now: corkscrew

    If glitzy bar accessories aren’t for you, this horn-look corkscrew is a cool alternative.

    Made with steel and resin, this little guy will get you one step closer to your favourite bottle of plonk.

    Shop corkscrew at Zara Home, £11.99

  • Porcelain tray

    Serving tray
    Barware to buy now: serving tray

    This striking tray is inspired by Ancient Greek mythology and is part of a wider range of designs, each taking after a different god. 

    Here you can see a modern take on the features of Janus, the Roman god of the past and future. 

    It’s also influenced in part by the travels of Marcel Baer who is the creative director of Barcelona-based brand Octaveo, who created this tray.

    Shop porcelain tray by Octaveo at Pelican Story, £26

  • Glass straws

    Glass straws
    Barware to buy now: glassware straws

    Danish brand HAY always hits the spot for modern homeware accessories, and this set of glass straws is no different.

    These practical straws are wrought from high-quality borosilicate glass and the design features a bend, as a nod to the classic straw shape.

    Shop glass straws by HAY at Nordic Nest, £28 for six

  • Fiorella coupe

    Anthropologie cocktail glass
    Barware to buy now: champagne glass

    Of course, there’s no use whipping up a fantastic-tasting cocktail, if you don’t have an equally fantastic glass to put it in.

    Well, this one is for the Normal People fans out there, who may remember the scene where Marianne serves champagne in her father’s old coupe glasses. This glass from Anthropologie has that same vintage-style shape, but with gold, floral detailing.

    Shop Fiorella coupe at Anthropologie, £14

  • Cane bottle opener

    can bottle opener
    Barware to buy now: bottle opener

    When you picture a bottle opener, do you too have visions of teenage boys with a beer-friendly one on their keyring? Not exactly the sophistication we’re after, is it?

    So say hello to this utterly gorgeous bottle opener from Oliver Bonas, made from gold-hued metal with rattan finishes and a rich, green base.

    Shop cane and metal bottle opener at Oliver Bonas, £15

  • Rattan ice bucket

    Ice bucket
    Barware to buy now: ice bucket

    Especially as we’re entering summer, a glass of refreshing rose must be kept chilled at all times, so whether you’re sitting in the garden or just at the table and want to keep your wine cool with a few cubes, this stylish bucket is for you. 

    We love that it adheres to one of 2020’s biggest trends, crafted from rattan but in an interesting bleached colour. Fill it with 40 ice cubes and they’ll stay cool for 12 hours.

    Shop rattan ice bucket at Kalinko, £68

  • Mussel bottle stopper

    Bottle stopper
    Barware to buy now: bottle stopper

    Pantone named ‘under the sea’ as one of the biggest interior trends for this year and we’ve been seeing shell-inspired home accessories everywhere at the moment, so this mussel bottle stopper feels very of the minute. 

    Shop mussel bottle stopper at Anna + Nina, £9.95

  • Mother of pearl cocktail jigger and spoon

    Spirit jigger
    Barware to buy now: spirit jigger

    Any gin and tonic enthusiast worth their salt knows that getting the correct measure is everything. A lot of the spirit jiggers out there are plain in design, which is why we’re desperate to make this mother of pearl number our own. 

    It features both single and double measures and comes with a spoon to give your drink a stir.

    Shop mother of pearl cocktail jigger and spoon at Oliver Bonas, £29.50

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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