How to Stock a Bar Cart

How to stock a bar cart
 
Hosting? Make sure your bar is fully equipped with all the tools, glassware, barware, mixers and libations you'll need for a perfect party.
 
Strainer
Corkscrew
Bottle opener
Bar spoon
Muddler
Cocktail shaker
Ice bucket
Jigger
Ice scoop
 
A quick guide to necessary glassware
 
White wine
Glass
Red wine
Glass
Double Old Fashion glass
Highball glass
Martini glass
Champagne glass
 
Liquors & Recommended Cocktails
Stock your bar with classic spirits for cocktails that never go out of style — stay away from flavored novelty liquors that you'll only use once or twice.
 
Whiskey
Recommended Cocktails:
Whiskey cola
Whiskey ginger
Old fashioned
 
Gin
Recommended Cocktails:
Gin & Tonic
Martini
Tom Collins
 
Vodka
Recommended Cocktails:
Cosmo
Lemon Drop
Bloody Mary
 
Bourbon
Recommended Cocktails:
Manhattan
Bourbon Fizz
Old Fashioned
 
Scotch
Recommended Cocktails:
Scotch & Soda
Rob Roy
Old Fashioned
 
Tequila
Recommended Cocktails:
Margarita
Tequila Mojito
Bloody Maria
 
Rum
Recommended Cocktails:
Mojito
Daquiri
Dark & Stormy
 
Sweet & Dry Vermouth
Recommended Cocktails:
Martini
Manhattan
Rob Roy
 
Mixers & Garnishes
Versatile mixers come at a minimal cost, but greatly expand your cocktail options. Keep a rotation of fresh garnishes for the perfect finish.
 
Olives
Sugar cubes
Limes
Mint
Lemons
Cherries
 
Tonic water
Soda water
Ginger ale
Bitters
Simple syrup