Scrumptious cocktails and celebratory libations belong in the appropriate barware. Take a party from drab to divine with a selection of elegant serving accessories from crystal decanters to hammered copper party tubs. A dazzling assortment of glasses of all shapes and sizes can be found on Overstock.com, providing you with the perfect glass to house your Moscow Mule, Old-Fashioned, Mojito, White Wine Spritzer, or crowd-pleasing cocktail of your own invention. Make a return to the ceremony of the past and find your events elevated to a delicious degree as you toast to the dearest of friends.
Top 10 Glasses & Barware Essentials for Any Home Bar
Bold and delicious wine deserves a glass to go with it. Wine glasses come in a wide variety of sizes to fit your home bar, both with stems and without to suit your preferences. Stemless wine goblets are an excellent choice for large parties as they prevent breakages and spills, and they also have an artful modern look. Stemware is a classic addition to barware, bringing a sense of refinement and elegance. Differed cup sizes are tailored to red or white wine varietals in an effort to bring out the notes and flavors of each beverage.
Celebrate special occasions with the clink of glass and the fizzle of sparkly beverages. The champagne flute is a graceful and slender glass created for the delivery of sparkling wine and cocktail variations meant to aid in celebration. Another classic variety of champagne glass is the coupe glass, a cup with a broad-bowled saucer that was favored in France from the late 1600s until the 1970s and in the United States from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Get the party started with a collection of shot glasses. The small size is perfect for delivering hard liquor and fun mixed shots around to party guests, and shot glasses can be found in any style for every personality. A set of shot glasses with a favorite sports team or blockbuster movie makes for a great gift, and elegant shot glasses with delicate details can complete your barware set with panache.
The creation and ingestion of beer is in itself a fine art, and pairing the perfect glass with a perfect beer can be an elevating experience. Pouring into a pilsner glass or pint glass can open up a beer, delivering all the wonderful flavors to your palette. A stein, mug, or growler can hold large quantities of frothy liquid to keep the party going.
The copper mug has long been associated with the classic cocktail the Moscow Mule, but it is also effective in keeping any cocktail cool and frosty as you drink it. Favored by mixologists since 1941, the copper mug is not only a classic piece of barware but a handsome one, the gleaming copper lending a touch of shine and luxury to your collection.
There is no better way to take the party with you than in a flask. Flasks also make a fantastic gift, as they can be engraved with a name or a personal quote or found with logos and special designs suited to various personalities. Small, slight flasks fit in the smallest of pockets, and large flasks carry a surprising amount of alcohol for several days of fun.
Serving punch to your guests is always a big hit, and a large glass beverage dispenser is an elegant and efficient way to do so. Punch dispensers mounted on a base and sporting a pour spout help guests to collect their beverages without an open punch bowl and ladle taking up too much counter space.
Give your home a space dedicated to entertaining with some handsome bar storage like a buffet or a bar cart. Keeping all your cocktail glasses and napkins together with other drinkware provides your home with a sense of elegant purpose and organization. A handsome wine rack can keep all your wine bottles safe and secure and ready to grab and open at a moment’s notice when spontaneous celebration is in order.
Nothing bespeaks old-world elegance like a decanter. An open bottle of wine needs to be stopped up to keep from spoiling, so a decanter comes in handy for that purpose. Hard liquors like scotch or vodka also keep well in a decanter, shimmering prettily within the crystal and looking quite lovely on a buffet or bar cart.
Cocktails need chill, and fresh ice is a must. Having an ice bucket close at hand can help in keeping a bottle of champagne nice and frosty or give you ice to plop into your beverage. A classic ice bucket paired with dainty tongs has a charming effect on barware sets. Online shopping also offers a variety of beverage coolers and mini refrigerators for chilling beer, soda, and wine to the perfect temperature.