Cocktail Essentials

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about how much more we all entertain in the summer months. While there’s a lot of bells and whistles you can add-on, a great party consists of the three key essentials: good food, good music and good drinks.

I’m a big fan of having a formal bar. There’s a lot of accessories that go into creating the perfect cocktail and designating an area to stash it all just makes sense organizationally. Of course, making sure these items are aesthetically pleasing is always a plus! So whether you have a grand built-in bar, a bar cart or a simple tray to corral your items; these are my cocktail essentials:Cocktail-Essentials-DiCorcia-Interior-Design

Tortoise Ice Bucket $64 // Bamboo Paper Straws $10.98 // Royal Cocktail Coasters $18 // Pineapple Drink Stirrers $38 // Cocktail Picks $6.95 // Farmers Market Stoneware Basket $14 // Beaker Glass Pitcher $5.95 // Stainless Steel Cocktail Stirrer $3.95 // Seahorse Bottle Opener $14 // The Drunken Botanist $16.04 // Vintage Cocktails $33.54 // Scalamandre Decanter $125 // Ria Herb Pot $10 // Cane Tumbler Glass $10 // San Pellegrino Aranciata 24-pack $19.96 // San Pellegrino 24-pack $34.99 // Schweppes Tonic Water 24-pack $32.30 // Coca Cola $1.86 // Canada Dry Club Soda $0.99

My bar cart obsession in particular is rather extensive, they even have their own Pinterest board! What are your favorite cocktail essentials? Any signature drinks for summer?

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