Whether top-shelf or not, a versatile liquor selection on your bar cart is essential to please every palate. Stock up on one bottle of each of the basics: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and scotch.
There's no mule-ing this one over -- copper cups are a bar cart must. Pro tip: stick your mugs in the freezer for an hour before party time to ensure they stay as cool as a cucumber all evening long.
All the best bartenders have them. We're talking wine aerators, stoppers, muddlers, pourers, and whiskey stones. Oh, and be sure to stock an opener!
A good drink knows how to get jiggy with one. Stock up on an assortment of different-size measures for darn-near perfect drinks. Shot glasses work, too.
Mixologists or not, we all could use a little inspiration. Besides you never know when you'll be in the mood for a French 75 or an El Perro Salty Cocktail. (Yep, it's a thing.)
Lukewarm drink, anyone? We didn't think so. Be prepared with a cute ice bucket. Go plastic and insulated or stainless steel -- either way, your guests will never sip unhappily.
No proper cosmo was ever made without one. Look for a decent one on the cheap at your local home goods or discount store.
From a small bouquet of flowers to a bowlful of lemons, add a pop of personality to your bar cart. Think mini marquee signs, paper straws, or your most adored books.