Home bar essentials: everything you need to bring the bar home this Christmas

Bring the bar to you with these home bar essentials. Make your list of what to buy, and don't forget to check it twice...

Home bar essentials: FineDine Store All-Inclusive 14-Piece Cocktail Making Set
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Looking to buy a few home bar essentials to make your own cocktails from home this Christmas? Whether you are officially in tier 3 so your local is shut, or, perhaps you've recently discovered a new favourite cocktail that requires a shake and stir? Keep scrolling for everything you need on your bar cart – or dedicated bar area should you be so lucky – this Christmas. From jiggers to lovely glasses, a chopping board for fruit, and more. We've not included the actual essentials– alcohol, mixer, ice – of course. We're assuming you probably already have that in...

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1. First thing's first: a gorgeous bar cart to move around your home as you drink

Bali Natural Rattan Bar Drinks Trolley

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2. A complete cocktail set for mixing and shaking

FineDine Store All-Inclusive 14-Piece Cocktail Making Set

(Image credit: FineDine Store)

3. Stainless steel straws for sipping (and saving the planet)

Ouway Stainless Steel Straws

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4. A citrus squeezer for clean hands and sides

KEMOO Lemon Squeezer

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5. Olive and fruit forks that you can reuse again and again

BarSoul Cocktail Picks Martini Picks

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6. A lovely agate chopping board for slicing fruit

Zaire Agate Cheese Board

(Image credit: Zaire)

7. A drink topper set for Prosecco lovers

Modern Gourmet Foods, Bubblies' Prosecco Cocktail Toppers

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8. These lovely iridescent glasses for Porn Star Martinis

Lustered Coupe Glass

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

9. Red wine storage that saves you floor space

Mateo Woven Wine Rack

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10. These high glasses for Mojitos and more

Riedel Bar Crystal Glass Highballs

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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 after interning on Country & Town House. As the website's Deals Editor, Annie spends much of her time helping you find the best buys for your home – when she is not doing that, she is putting her research to use buying homeware online, or Instagramming her beautifully styled rooms.