TODAY | November 26, 2013
>>> as you know, we have wanted a bar on this show for a long time. when the studio went through the renovation, they found one.
>> we finally got one. let's not get carried it way. it's a bar cart.
>> well, they happen to be a big trend right now.
>> here to make sure it's stocked with all of the essentials. it's eddie ross.
>> how are you?
>> how's everything?
>> it's going well, and we are starting here with this awesome cart. but, first, we have martinis.
>> made for you.
>> and the olive.
>> sylvie .
>> come on.
>> we're going to bring in our french speaker for this.
>> do you like?
>> here, sylvie , you try that.
>> tell us in french what you think of it, please.
>> this is awkward. delicious. a little strong for the morning though.
>> here, baby.
>> not bad, sylvie .
>> all righty. this is pretty.
>> what should we have on our bar cart.
>> on the bar cart here, gin, vodka, rum, whisky. everything you need. if you decan't ikadecant it, make sure you have tags. here we have a good mix of new and old. you need all the bar tools. of course, a great ice bucket.
>> what bar tools? what do you mean?
>> we have a strainer, we have a martini shaker here. your little jigger. your little bottle opener. a little bar tool for cutting lemon/lime.
>> look at these little straws, the metal ones.
>> is that what they are?
>> yes, metal ones.
>> you want to make your bar cart as accessible for your guests.
>> make sure that everything is there for them. here we have little bowls that i love that are $4 and they're great for little lemons, limes. it's a good mix of vintage and new. here i was antiquing this weekend. i found this decanter for $3.99 at the goodwill in connecticut.
>> good shopper you are.
>> all the mix of metals, copper, gold, silver.
>> be brave.
>> be brave.
>> not matchy matchy.
>> not matchy matchy. you can find things from the high end retailers all the way to target now. here if you don't have, you know, floor space for a bar cart, a little bar tray is great. here, this is from d gallery. here you can put it out. we have it set up as a mimosa bar.
>> everybody can help themselves.
>> you can enjoy your party and let the guests help you out, too.
>> some of them are heavy handed.
>> you have to make sure you have extra stashed away to replenish. a little bowl for nuts, lemons, limes. paper cocktail napkins are just as good as linen.