With the cooler weather settling in, it’s time to consider how you’re going to be spending your time inside this winter. Think cosy evenings watching movies, sitting around the fireplace with a good book, or playing hide-and-seek inside with the kids. Whatever your winter looks like, we’ve come up with a few great ideas for your bar cart. Because let’s face it: a well-stocked bar cart for winter is essential if you’re going to survive – whether you drink alcohol or not!
1// Hot Chocolate Bar Cart
This has to be the best idea ever! A mobile hot chocolate station, complete with books and snacks. I think every home should have one of these! Having chocolatey goodness carted around the house makes things really simple come movie night.
The secret to this gorgeously styled bar cart is the gold touches with deep blue accents. The stunning blue background also helps, of course! Nothing like a dark background to show off something in front.
You will need:
- Pots for ready-made hot chocolate or hot water
- Hot Chocolate selection
PRO TIP: Keep your drinks hot with a tea light heater, and add some gourmet ginger biscuits for crunchy touch.
2// Winter Warmers Station
No better way to beat the chill than by stocking your cart with ingredients for warming cocktails! Think hot toddies with lemon peel, ginger cider, and milk punch. Click here for these recipes and LOADS more (among others, Bacon, Bourbon, and Hazelnut Hot Chocolate – don’t know what to say about that…) And don’t forget the mulled wine! Nothing screams hot and boozy drinks in front of the fire like Glühwein or mulled wine. Click here for my favourite Glühwein recipe – from the ever-awesome Jamie Oliver.
The image above further proves my point about deep blue backgrounds with gold in front! I love the touch of eucalyptus in this as well, adding a bit of greenery to the setting. The image above further proves my point about deep blue backgrounds with gold in front! I love the touch of eucalyptus in this as well, adding a bit of greenery to the setting. For some additional tips on putting together a perfect boozy bar cart, have a look at this great blog post from : the designers at Havenly.
For your Winter Warmer Station Bar Cart, you will need:
- Warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger
- Citrus Peel, Blood Orange and citrus juice
- Brown Sugar
- Red Wine
- Spicy liquor like spiced rum, whiskey, Grand Marnier and craft gin
- A tea light heater to keep things warm and smelling amazing!
- A cocktail recipe book like this one 😉
3// Alternative Uses
If you prefer just to wait out the winter and put your bar cart in storage, then consider rather repurposing it until the sun shines again. Use it to store books, plants and picture frames while you’re hibernating. And if there happens to be a fortified wine on there, then so be it – we won’t judge!