In-Home Bar Must Have Accessories
I think pretty much everyone has an in-home bar now. It may not be a traditional bar per se where you can stand behind it and have fancy shelves and all, but I think we all have something that can constitute as our bar, whether it be the top of a table when you have company (I have even used snack tables at times) or the top of your kitchen counter for parties (which is where I do it) or maybe you have an area set up in your dining room on the piece that you keep all your silverware and other things in (which is where I keep all my stuff on a day-to-day basis).
When I serve wine, I do not necessarily like having a bottle just sitting there open so I love my Crystal Decanter Set from The Urbane Apothecary. It holds I would say 2 bottles of wine at a time, I only used one because I did not have 2 of the same and there was still plenty of room. It is easy to pour with its thick neck and it does not drip (and I was pretty clumsy with the pouring on purpose). It is beautiful, goes with any decor, and just looks so pretty sitting there. I also love that it is hand blown, and it is also lead-free and BPA free. The other thing I noticed, hand to heart, is that the wine tastes so much smoother after it is in the decanter. I tasted the wine that I poured in the decanter before I emptied it. It was a red wine. It was (in my opinion) a harsh, dry wine. At dinnertime a couple of short hours later, I tasted the wine from the decanter and if I had not poured it in myself I would have never believed it was the same wine. It tasted so much better, so much smoother, and not even as dry (although I think the smoothness may have had something to do with that). I was very impressed, and now I don’t have to worry about buying cheap wine because nobody will see the bottle! This is available on Amazon.
Another accessory that is a must have that I never even thought about is my Boston Cocktail Shaker by the Urbane Apothecary. Let me tell you about this. No more grabbing 2 glasses to mix by pouring one into the other back and forth, no trying to get a glass that is wide enough yet tall enough to make a drink where I want to muddle something (and speaking of muddling, trying to find something that will fit into a glass so I can do so, annoying). You get an 18 oz unweighted shaker tin and a 28 oz weighted shaker tumbler, 1 jigger , 1 muddler , 1 strainer , 1 spoon , and 3 liquid pourers. Everything you could possibly need to make martinis or any other drink effortlessly. This is also available on Amazon.
These are 2 accessories I didn’t even realize I needed until I had them, and now I cannot imagine not having them as part of my in-home bar. You can look at The Urbane Apothecary here to see more of the products they have to offer.