We have definitely missed heading to our favourite bars for Aperitivo hour in London and Italy but have been getting creative the last few months by building up our bar at home so that we can create the perfect bar experience from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re sharing our essentials with you so you too can create an impeccably crafted Negroni or any other tipple you fancy.
We prefer our Negronis poured into a beautiful rock glass over ice. This pair of Riedel rock glasses are specially made for the standard ice cube as well as for large format ice depending on your preference. They also add a sophisticated touch to your glassware collection.
Having the right glassware is just as key as having the right tools to make the perfect cocktail. Mixing glasses are ideal if you prefer to stir your Negronis rather than building it in a glass. Make sure to buy one that has a thick, solid base like this one and a handy pour spout so your drink ends up in your glass and not on the floor!
For those shaken not stirred cocktails, we suggest investing in one that’s elegant yet practical and gets the job done. This Beaumont Mezclar copper-plated French shaker is as premium as it looks. There’s a strong hint of the 1920s in its form, perfect for jazzing up your drinks trolley.
Got cocktails that need stirring and a love for gold accessories? Look no further than Master of Malt’s gold plated classic bar spoon.
Keep the gold trend going in your collection with this stunning Coley Jigger Gold made from Japanese steel. It’s unique design gives you a double jigger, a handle for easy grip and you can engrave it!
This gold Hawthorn strainer from Urban Bar looks dashing behind any bar. It’s also made from luxury 18/8 Japanese steel, has a large rounded handle for comfortable grip and has a premium steel spring to withstand everyday use.
This gorgeous gold cocktail muddler from Homestia is designed to crush fruits, herbs, sugar and mint in the bottom of your shaker or glass.
Ice Ball Mould
Want those perfect round ice cubes that you see at the bar? You can recreate them at home with this John Lewis Silicone Ice Ball mould set. Simply snap the moulds together, fill with water, place in the freezer and within hours you will have perfectly form spherical cubes to impress your guests.
Quirky Cocktail Picks
Cocktail picks add a little something extra to your at-home soiree. These Joanna Buchanan striped bee cocktail picks are opulent yet playful, set with crystals and finished with gold tone plating – these bar car essentials bring an artistic touch to your most spirited creations.
Of course, no at home bar is complete without a top-notch alcohol selection! We recommend our range of Primo Aperitivo, for simple yet elevated ready-to-serve cocktails alongside a range of high-quality spirits, mixers and garnishes from Boutique Brands.
Now, it’s time to go make a Negroni. Salute!