Get the socially-distanced party started.
Dedicating a piece of furniture entirely to the storage of one's tipples might seem extravagant, but an abundant home bar may well have been the saving of many a relationship during lockdown.
That being said, if bar carts were last year's way of showing off your entertaining abilities, then 2020's more sophisticated take on the trend are drinks cabinets. Typically taller, drinks cabinets give you the space to store bottles of wine, liquor, glassware and all other cocktail-making accoutrements. With discretion too, as the doors mean your stash isn't always on display.
Depending on what you're willing to spend, some drinks cabinets even come equipped with refrigerators, ice makers and electric crushers. Plus, unlike a cart, the top surface of the cabinet can be set up as a fully functioning bar where guests can serve themselves to their heart's content, leaving the host to free to mingle rather than playing bartender, all evening long.
Unless of course, that's your idea of a great night and in that case, get ready because your burgeoning bartending hobby is about to get a whole chicer.
Here are the drinks cabinets to shop now and serve smashing drinks on later.
The Industrial Choice
This affordable option wins bonus points for its stemware rack.
The Classic Option
Made from sustainable solid mango with a distressed finish with visible knots, this style will never date.
Parquet Drinks Cabinet, €809, Marks and Spencer - SHOP
The Statement Choice
This lacquered bar would provide a stylish setting worthy of a nice glass of red wine on your own or a big party with friends.
High Fidelity Bar Cabinet, €1,899, Woo Design - SHOP
The Retro Option
Add a dose of old Hollywood glamour to cocktail hour with this curved frame cabinet.
Vivien Bar Cabinet, €943, West Elm - SHOP
The Mid-Century Choice
With its easy-clean marble top and cute brass handles this, mid-century bar cabinet nails a perfect blend of simplicity and luxury.
The Heirloom Option
The Hemingway Suitcase Bar's design is inspired by the wanderlust and restlessness of the American writer of the same name.
Hemingway Suitcase Bar, €999, Butlers Home - SHOP
The Midas Touch Choice
The ultimate in luxe living, this cocktail cabinet has brass-cladded doors, natural mango wood and antique brass frame.
Pascali Brass Drinks Cabinet, €610, Atkin and Thyme - SHOP
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