For those who are unfamiliar with Minibar Delivery, let us introduce you to your new best friend. Launched in 2013 by Lindsey Andrews and Lara Crystal, this e-commerce outlet gives users the ability to buy their booze with just the click of a button. And with all of the new liquor you’ll be buying, it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to store it. Cue the bar cart. Here, Lara and Lindsey give us the intel on how to instantly upgrade yours.
1. Spirits, Obviously.
A staple for entertaining and crafting the perfect cocktail, we recommend having a good mix of spirits on hand, (i.e vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin, rum + scotch). Our go-to spirits are always changing, but right now we’re especially loving Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Hornitos Tequila and Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey. Mix and match high-end and less expensive options to create a bar cart that you’re excited to show off but won’t break the bank
2. Garnishes! Mixers!
Serving drinks with a fresh garnish is the easiest way to upgrade your hosting skills. I mean, who doesn’t love fresh fruit? We recommend always having limes, lemons and oranges available, as well as a seasonal garnish such as pineapple or grapefruit in the spring months. We also recommend always having club soda, tonic water and ginger beer on hand as these are some of the most popular mixers and complement nearly all spirits.
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3. Green Your Bar Cart
A fun way to dress up any bar cart is with a succulent or plant. Seriously. We love to add greenery to our bar cart to make it look lively and fun. We recommend checking out The Sill for some fun inspiration.
4. Fall in Love with Liqueurs
One easy way to instantly upgrade your bar cart? Incorporate liqueurs. Our favorite is St Germain because it’s stylish and elevated while still adding a nice (and not too sweet) touch to your cocktail. And if you’re a fan of margaritas, always make sure you have Cointreau on hand. (Bonus! Here’s one of our favorite recipes featuring St. Germain).
5. Glass Game
Another easy way to complete your bar cart look is with the addition of some elegant glassware. We like to mix in tall stemmed wine glasses with some shorter rocks glasses to give our bar cart both an elevated and sophisticated look. We recommend checking out Snowe for some really fun twists on glassware.
6. Accesorize, Accesorize, Accessorize
Adding a coffee table book to your bar cart adds a pop of color while also making things feel more personal. Whether you’re a fashion guru or love to travel, Assouline has the books for you. We love the idea of stacking two or three as a display for some of your favorite glassware. Right now we’re loving The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender.
7. Bar Cart Extras
Great accessories bring together the overall look of your bar cart. We love Absolut Elyx products as they’re both beautiful and practical. The Copper Pineapple and Elyx Cocktail Set are two of our favorites.
about Lindsey + Lara
Lindsey Andrews , Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Lindsey Andrews is the co-founder and co-CEO of Minibar Delivery, which is the best way to shop for wine, liquor, beer and more, available across the U.S. Lindsey spent her career in consumer products at FreshDirect and Amazon subsidiary, Soap.com; she helped launch Amazon subsidiary, Wag.com and built it into a leading pet e-commerce business within two years. Lindsey received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.
Lara Crystal, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Lara Crystal is the co-founder and co-CEO of Minibar Delivery, which is the best way to shop for wine, liquor, beer and more, available across the U.S. Prior to Minibar Delivery, she was part of the founding team at Rent the Runway, and spent over four years leading marketing there; building and launching the brand to help it grow to reach an audience of more than 3.5 million women. Lara received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.