Celebrating In Style

WORDS : CHYKA KEEBAUGH | PHOTO’S : LISA ATKINSON

CHRISTMAS IS MY MOST FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR!

Spending precious time with family and friends is the highlight of my Christmas season, and I love nothing more than welcoming them all into my home. One thing I always make sure I have on hand is a delicious drink, and when I discovered these fantastic Howards Signature Collection Wine Accessories, I knew they were perfect for this upcoming festive season.
When I have guests, I don’t want to be fussing about the kitchen or serving drinks, and I need to be amongst all the action! A little DIY Bar set up is a simple way to help your guests drinks while socialising at the same time. Think about your home and where your guests tend to congregate – this is the perfect spot to set up your DIY bar. Consisting of a cocktail shaker, champagne bucket, ice container, wine cooler and accessories, this little collection can be set up fully stocked to invite your guests to help themselves. Keep a collection of glasses and extra bottles near the area for refills, then all you need to do is keep an eye on the ice levels. Too easy!

3 BAR STYLING IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

1.

Create a colourful background of gift boxes behind your bar space by wrapping empty boxes in coloured papers. Pick 2-3 colours for visual consistency and use contrasting coloured ribbons on the boxes. Keep your bench simple with a white tablecloth or sheet; this will make your coloured boxes pop! Serve your guests a fruity, colourful cocktail that works within your theme.

2.

Keep it sleek for a nighttime gathering by draping a sizeable dark tablecloth (or a few metres of fabric) over your bar area. Style it with elegant silver candle holders and classic cut-glass tumblers, the use of candlelight will flicker off the silver of the bar set like fairy lights. Simple, slick and minimal. Offer your guests a glass of deliciously crisp french champagne.

3.

Love flowers? Laden a counter with your favourite flowers then strategically place your bar set amongst it. Keep your spare glasses and bottles on a nearby bench as to not clutter the space, keeping the focus on the florals. This is perfect for a ladies lunch where your guests can help themselves to a delicious glass of rose on arrival.

Inviting your guests to help themselves is always a great icebreaker, and with Howard’s Storage collection of bar tools and accessories, I’d be surprised if they left the bar area at all! And why would they when I have such a delicious cocktail on offer…

PEAR MOJITO

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Rum

.75 oz Lime Juice

5 oz. Simple Syrup

1 oz. Amient Pear Puree

Fresh Mint Leaves

Club Soda

Method

In a highball glass, lightly press on mint leaves with a muddler. Add rest of the ingredients except club soda. Add ice and transfer into a shaker and shake. Add club soda and pour back in a highball glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

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