It's been 2 months since we moved into our new home, and I have to admit, I am very proud of how good it looks now! One of the first things I thought about when I was planning our decorations was our Bar Cart!! I've always wanted to have one and now that we have the space, I finally made it happen ;)
It's rustic, modern, and functional! If you're looking to shop items similar to the ones I'm featuring in the pic above, browse my curated selection below!
If you don't get why I got the ASOS green dress above, keep reading, you'll get it :)
Anyways, let's get down to business.
I asked bartender Reyka Vodka (IG: @Reyka_Vodka // FB & TW: @ReykaVodka) Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider aka @cocktailninja, for advice on essential liquors for my bar cart and he suggested, "Vodka! Specifically, an Icelandic Vodka ;) Vodka is a versatile spirit that can be used in all sorts of cocktails from a 5:1 Vodka Martini to a Bloody Mary to (my favorite drink) an Espresso martini."
Reyka Espresso Martini
- 2 part Reyka Vodka
- 1 part Fresh Espresso
- 1/2 part simple syrup (1:1)
Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour in to a chilled martini glass and serve.
In addition, you gotta have: RUM Sailor Jerry (FB: @SailorJerryUS // IG & TW: @SailorJerry) | TEQUILA Milagro Tequila (@MilagroTequila) | WHISKEY Tullamore DEW (@TullamoreDEWUS) | and GIN Hendrick’s Gin (FB: @HendricksGinUS // IG & TW: @HendricksGin).
PLAY THE VIDEO BELOW TO VIEW RECIPES WITH THESE LIQUORS I JUST MENTIONED :)
PRO TIP ON MAKING SUMMER DRINKS
According to the Cocktail Ninja, you gotta "Make it a tall (aka: top it with soda) and use fresh pressed citrus. This is not only super easy but makes for a very refreshing cocktail, perfect for those hot summer days. My go-to cocktail this summer is the Reyka Tom Collins." The recipe of Reyka Tom Collins is on the video. Want something more tropical? Try my personal favorite, Mexican Garden Margarita (also featured on the video).
Above it all, have fun! Have people over, pour some good drinks, and celebrate life. That's what it's all about anyway. And oh, one more thing, remember :
"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable."
- G.K. Chesterton
*Professional photography by @angiegarciaphoto | I did receive all of the liquors from the respective brands featured. However, all opinions expressed in this blog post are of my own.