A holiday bar cart three ways…

With the holiday season in full swing, it is a perfect time to update your bar cart, or add one to your holiday party décor. Here at GDC Home, we like to party, and we have put together three different bar cart scenarios, cocktails included, which will hopefully inspire and help add some glam to your Christmas decorations.

Bar cart #1: The Nautical Winter Mojito

This masculine bar cart by Magnussen ($ 299) looks manly enough for any Sea loving creature and his bachelor pad. It pairs well with the Winter Mojito, perfect with Kraken rum and fresh cranberries. The
Juliska hand blown glass collection Dean Highballs ($74) pair well with a background of adorable ship prints ($44 each).

Winter Mojito
2 ounces cranberry simple syrup (directions below) (1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup fresh cranberries)
2 tablespoons cranberries
1 quarter cup mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 ounces dark rum
soda water


To make simple syrup: Combine the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup cranberries in a small saucepan. Heat over low until sugar dissolves, continue to cook on low until the cranberries burst. Strain into a jar or glass bottle.
For cocktail: Muddle the cranberries, mint and sugar and a short glass and let sit for 15 minutes.
Add ice cubes to the glass, pour in the rum, simple syrup and top off with soda water.
Stir and sip! Ahhh.

Bar cart #2: The Gin Fizz Bar Cart

We love a mid-century modern gold bar cart ($399), especially when paired with purple agate stones. The adorable gold lamps add a nice scale and are only $157. The Amethysts are $25 each and add a pop off color and texture. The wine glasses are Vietri’s Optical Gold Collection and are $25

Gin Fizz
1 Tbsp rosemary simple syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 sprig rosemary. Boil water until sugar dissolves, remove from heat, add rosemary and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Remove rosemary and refrigerate simple syrup)
2 Tbsp pomegranate juice

Club soda, chilled

Rosemary sprigs and pomegranate arils for garnish

Mix gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and pomegranate juice in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously 10-12 times then pour over ice in a lowball glass.

Top with club soda and stir gently.

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a large spoonful of pomegranate arils!

Bar cart #3. The Elderflower-Champagne

This third bar cart can be used for almost any holiday or New Year’s party. The golds and silvers of the bar cart and accessories mix beautifully with a gorgeous bottle of Elderflower Liquor and a bottle of ice-cold Freixenet. Can’t fill up the bottom shelf? Fill it with gifts of course! The silver bar cart ($325) contrasts nicely with the gold Starburst Mirror ($64), and the Sheepskin ($148) softens the metallic situation. The wine glasses are Vietri’s Optical Gold Collection and are only $25.

Elderflower champagne cocktail (Serves 8)
1 (750-ml) bottle Brut champagne or dry sparkling wine, chilled
1 cup of elderflower liqueur, like St. Germain
1 (12-ounce) can of club soda or seltzer water, chilled
1 cup sliced strawberries

In a large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients and stir. Add ice. Pour into glasses filled with ice and scoop a few strawberries into each glass.

This yummy bar cart blog post was courtesy of Catey DeLaigle. Contact her at cad@gdchome.com to help you get your home “Holiday Party Ready”.
Thanks Catey