Throwing a good holiday party means more than putting out the right appetizers and instructing everyone to wear an ugly sweater. Any frat house can make red and green jello shots and throw up some Christmas lights. Throwing a real holiday party, one that will keep your friends drinking and have people wearing nicer attire than that 5 year old Ragstock sweater, takes some careful planning and decorating. Or… you just need to right home bar and the perfect cocktails to mix at it. Pour enough of these delicious concoctions down your friends throats and no one will even notice you forgot to put up lights and a tree. And that’s what we call a good holiday party. Here are our favorite home bar and cocktail pairings, with carts brought to us by HomeGoods and recipes courtesy of cocktail bar Milk and Honey’s own mixologist Christy Pope.
Rustic Modern + Maple Tap
This rustic modern bar cart is perfect for any updated cabin, or just mixing drinks in a comfy sweater by the fire with friends. Of course, you need the right drink to top off the environment, and that drink is the Maple Tap.
Masculine Retro, Meet Pomegranate Apple Punch
Option two is for those who prefer to add a little more flair in their home decor. The bright blue pops and gives the entire bar a fun yet sophisticated feel, while the stainless steel ice bucket and tools keep you lookin’ like a classy son of a bitch. Impress your friends by mixing up a pomegranate apple punch cocktail and you have just won home bartender of the year.
Glamour & Tinsel, Something for the Ladies
While this may not be any man’s first choice, if there are some lovely ladies you’d like to impress this might be the route you want to go. Plus, when the holidays are over you can scrap the trees and frills and still have a pretty badass bar cart. However, as long as you have the glitz and glamour, mix the girls up a tinsel time cocktail. They’ll love you.