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Perfecting the Bar Cart | Proper Glasses to Use & Stock Up On

Rather than our usual Tabletop Tuesday, we thought we would switch things up a little bit and give you a taste of something else! If you’re a frequent visitor of Pinterest or of certain blogs, you have probably seen quite a few bar carts and how to create a great set up. They mostly show you an image and explain how the bar cart has really transformed the space it now occupies. These assumptions are very true to form, a bar cart can really transform a small space and turn a drab corner into a fabulous place to assemble drinks and display decanters and pretty bottles. And even though these items make a bar cart stand out, there are essential items that need to be included, by this we are talking about the proper glasses to use and stock up on. Serving drinks in their appropriate glassware not only makes your hosting style timeless and elegant, but gives an extra something, something to the drink you are serving. Since we are in the business of tabletop we are all about perfecting these types of things and sometimes could even be considered OCD about things like this, but that’s what makes us good at what we do! Personally, what stands out the most on a bar cart are the glasses anyways. So today we bring you what glasses are appropriate for certain drinks and alcohol types.


Old Fashion: Traditionally used to serve an Old Fashion drink or short mixed drinks, also used for serving whiskey on the rocks. Click here for the recipe of an Old Fashion.
Martini: Used to serve chilled cocktails with an aromatic element, commonly known as the Martini. The stem of the glass was designed to prevent temperature changes to the drink when held. Martini recipes
Highball: A style of glass that every bar should have, typically used for mixed drinks.
Collins Glass: Used to serve mixed drinks, more specifically the Tom Collins drink.
Wine Glasses: Used for both red and white wine.
Champagne Flute: Used to serve champagne, the long stem is similar to the martini glass so the temperature of the drink is not affected when being drunk. Our favorite champagne, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Perignon!
Copper Mug: Specifically used to serve the Moscow Mule. See our blog post on how to make these delightful drinks!
Shot Glass: Considered a novelty item usually used to measure liquor and is either drunk straight from the glass or poured into another glass.

All these glasses are available for rental at P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals®.

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