One of the milestones of feeling like a fully-fledged adult with a capital A is when you host guests at your place and say with the utmost confidence, "Can I get you something to drink?" rather than caravanning to a nearby bar where you'll be met with overpriced cocktails and long lines for the bathroom.
In order to make this dream a reality, you'll need the right tools to enhance your novice bartending skills. That means creating a home bar with all of the bells and whistles—namely, a chic bar cart and a proper set of bar tools.
If you're not sure where to start your search for the perfect mixology accessories, you may want to check out Crate and Barrel's latest collaboration with FRYE, a leather goods company that dates back to 1863. The two brands teamed up to create FRYE's first-ever home collection, a limited-edition line featuring timelessly elegant bar essentials and chic canvas bags.
The collection starts at $30 and includes home bar staples like a brass-finished bar cart, leather coasters, an elegant shaker, and an acacia wood tray with gold details. In addition to the bar accessories, the line also features a variety of durable canvas bags with brass hardware and luxe leather elements starting at $38.
You can shop the collection in stores and online starting June 25, 2019, but hurry, the limited-edition pieces won't stay in stock for long.
With an antiqued gold frame, grained acacia wood shelves, and genuine cognac leather details, this two-tier bar cart is as chic as it gets. The brown and gold motif is a true classic, creating a luxe place for your glassware and liquor to call home. Style it in the dining room, living room, or kitchen for a functional, yet stylish accessory.
Few things are as sophisticated as a textured gold ice bucket fit for bringing out at cocktail parties and formal affairs thrown at your place. It offers a far more elegant way to plop a few ice cubes in a drink served on the rocks. An old-fashioned, anyone?
Whether you use it to serve up a batch of cocktails or leave it out on the coffee table for decoration, this wood and metal tray with leather wrapped handles makes a beautiful touch for any home.
A set of coasters is another household essential that simply makes you feel like you have your life together. Not only will these stitched brown leather coasters keep your coffee table free from water rings and other unpleasant spills, but they'll also look chic while doing it.
If you want to step up your bartending skills, you'll need a sleek shaker at your disposal. This antiqued gold option is just the thing to help you whip up a proper martini or any other mixed drink that you prefer shaken, not stirred.
Finish off your home bar arsenal with a tool kit comprised of a jigger, strainer, bar knife, and muddler. The kit includes everything you need to pull off just about any cocktail recipe, all in gold-finished stainless steel and acacia wood with a sleek stand to keep everything organized.
When you're not at home mixing up a signature cocktail, you'll want to bring this durable backpack with you. It features a classic design that's far more stylish than your average bag, with brass-finished double harness rings, leather embossed details, and adjustable straps that let you carry the bag as a backpack or tote.
This overnight bag was made for holding all of your essentials during a quick trip. Adjustable leather handles allow you to find the most comfortable way to hold the tote while interior pockets will keep your belongings organized.
Use this mustard pouch as a Dopp kit on your next excursion. The earthy color is right on trend and the high-quality material will keep your essentials safe throughout your travels.
For the commuter, a traditional messenger bag is fit to transport your devices and work essentials in style. The cross-body satchel has been vegetable-dyed to achieve the subtle blue-grey shade of fabric that allows the bag to go with just about anything.