The Drinker's Guide

The Drinker’s Guide: Nine Stylish Items for Your Home Bar

MORE IS MORE: Tasteful bottle openers, whiskey decanters, cocktail napkins, and other flourishes for the happy home bar

bottle opener and corkscrew

Get the stag party started with a bottle opener and corkscrew with antler handles. $110 each at Jack Spade, 47 E. Oak St.

 

wine funnel

A pewter wine funnel is a dramatic glass-by-glass alternative to decanting your Bordeaux. $128 at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave.

 

bottle stand

This sterling silver bottle stand is a statement piece—and a pretty way to let guests help themselves. $1,250 at tiffany.com

 

Champagne coupe
This refreshed take on the classic Champagne coupe can double as a glass for cocktails or punch. $49 for a pair at williams-sonoma.com

 

cocktail books

A new two-volume book takes a his-and-hers look at drinks. (Why not switch teams?) $50 at Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

 

whiskey decanter
A whiskey decanter is like an old-fashioned water cooler for folks who like their spirits neat. $200 at Material Possessions, 704 N. Wabash Ave.

 

double bowl

An elegant and versatile double bowl stows nuts and bar snacks or garnishes such as olives and cherries. $59 at williams-sonoma.com

 

cocktail straws

Polka-dot paper straws punch up a Tom Collins or Dark and Stormy with a fun, trendy pattern. $7.50 for a box of 144 at kikkerland.com

 

cocktail napkins
For a rolling good time, tear away as many of these reusable cloth cocktail napkins as you need for the evening. $26 at Space519
 

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