If there’s ever a time to play mixologist, it’s during the holidays. Great bar accessories can make even novice entertainers seem like experts. Whether you’re building your dream home bar from scratch, or looking to add a few more favorites to your collection, these 20 stylish accessories will ensure you mix, stir and serve your potions the chicest way possible.
With inspiration rooted in Japanese design, this handmade oak and French bamboo bar can store everything from spirits to greenery and objects.
Source: 101 Copenhagen
Hako Bar in Burned Black, approx. $990,
This mixing glass was designed in collaboration with leading bartenders, meaning it’ll get the job done and look great while doing it.
Source: Atkinson's of Vancouver
Bar Drink Specific Mixing Glass by Riedel, $70,
Raise a glass — but only once you’ve served guests their concoction of choice on this artful illustrated serving tray by Fornasetti.
Source: Barneys New York
Brindisi Serving Tray by Fornasetti, $1,758,
Every host dreams of a luxe vessel for decanting wines old and new. This particular one is hand-blown and features a brass sphere show-stopper.
Source: Anna Karlin
Decanter, approx. $231,
Can’t resist the temptation of a uniquely crafted cocktail? Look no further — food artists Sam Bompas and Harry Parr’s latest primer is the little black book of “extraordinary drinks.” Featuring perennial favorites with a twist (think: nettle and thistle–topped gin and tonic), you’ll be mixing like a pro in no time.
“The Bompas & Parr Cocktail Book: Recipes For Mixing Extraordinary Drinks,” $23,
No less dazzling than the martinis they’re meant to top, this set of cocktail picks will take your olives or, alternatively, appetizers to the next level.
Héritage Cocktail Picks, approx. $96,
No home bar would be complete without a sparkling brass pitcher — this one has a pretty warm patina.
Products: Brass Pitcher, $40. At HomeSense.
Silver etched detailing decorates this Art Deco–inspired coupe glass.
Source: Cocktail Emporium
Silver Dream Deco Coupe Glass, $11 each,
The contemporary Danish design of this wine pourer will leave aficionados in awe of its bronze and silicone-coated shape.
Source: Finnish Design Shop
Basic Wine Pourer by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen, $33,
Geometric forms bring a sculptural design moment to spirits. Designed by Areaware, these stones can be plunked straight from the freezer into your glass — goodbye watered-down drinks!
Source: Holt Renfrew
Drink Rock Shapes by Areaware, $55,
Never lose your golden grip with this stylish snake bottle opener; it’ll take the toughest of lids right off.
Source: Drake General Store
Mamba Bottle Opener by Doiy, $33,
Perfect for small spaces, this Canadian-designed bar cart doubles as a mobile side table, and the top tray can be removed to serve your guests.
Bar Cart by Thom Fougere, $600,
Chase down — and then place down — drinks with playful coasters that wink to the maximalist charm of design darling Jonathan Adler.
Source: Jonathan Adler
Marseilles Coasters, approx. $87/set of 4,
There’s an unmatched grandeur about these Tom Dixon mouth-blown whisky glasses with hand-painted copper detailing.
Source: Leisure Center
Tank Whiskey Glass by Tom Dixon, $115/set of 2,
Whether it’s to concoct fizzy goodness for sipping or to splash into cocktails or mocktails, this rose gold sparkling water maker is perfect for holiday hosting.
Limited-Edition Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker in Rose Gold by SodaStream, $120,
This timeless wall shelf doubles as a wine rack for bottles and wine glasses.
Source: The Home Depot
Kiera Grace Claret Wine Bottle & Glass Holder Wall Shelf in Black, $45,
Go glam for your next cocktail party with a luxe mirrored bar cart.
Source: Bed Bath & Beyond
Quinn Bar Cart in Silver by Abbyson Living, $190,
A convenient and stylish way to store bar tools, this marble-based and gold finished set is an über chic conversation starter.
Barbell Barware Set by Jonathan Adler, $255,
An essential for the budding home bartender, this cocktail shaker’s glossy, gold-toned exterior will be the envy of any cocktail connoisseur.
Orion Cocktail Shaker, $70,
Add some mid-century modern curves to your collection of barware with Nambé’s stylish ice bucket. Complete with a ladle-like scoop and acacia wood base, this rounded piece will keep your ice cold until it’s time to chill out.
Source: Hudson's Bay
Scoop Ice Bucket by Nambé, $195,