...because everyone needs one. Especially if you've committed to decorating your apartment in Mid Century Modern decor. And especially if you don't have a liquor cabinet because you've filled all the reachable cabinets with food (and you can't put the liquor higher than your arms can reach).
When we went on a Craigslist spree (in which we netted the MCM Credenza in the Living Room, dresser in the Bedroom, desk in the Living Room and this drink cart), we came away with this. It's not as tall as it should be, but it fits the style and has a cute little wing that pops out -- just in case you're making many, many drinks at once.
Things you need:
I would have loved to get a real vintage drink cart (I wanted the kind that also looks like a surgical side table). Unfortunately, from the looks of it, unless you totally luck out and find one for a total steal, it's going to run you upwards of $200. Instead, we opted for this small MCM table on Craigslist. It's from the same set that our desk is from, so it matches nicely.
Pictured above: Jill Bar Cart, $349, Serving Cart in Cherry, $39.55
Okay, this is kind of up to you. But if you're fancy enough to have a drink cart, use some damn coasters. That said, I got a set of HUGE (see how large they are compared to the drink?) coasters from Ikea for $6 bucks. That way, when someone is pouring, it's alright if it slightly overflows - the cork will soak it up (and reek of alcohol until the end of time, horrah!).
Pictured Above: Fox Run Brands Cork Coasters, Set of 6 for $5.99, True Fabrications Slate Coasters, Set of 4, $13.19
Because it's what they use in MadMen and it's what they use in Boardwalk Empire so it must be the real thing, right?! Another great thing about the shorter tumblers is that they are easily stacked. I grabbed two sets of 4 from T.J. Maxx for only $3.99/set.
Pictured Above: Bormioli Rocco Galassia Tumbler Rocks Glasses, Set of 6, Leonardo Tumblers, Set of 6 for $36.05
We initially bought a few of these off of Etsy, but I also lucked out at none other than T.J. Maxx. The large bottle on the left comes from T.J. for only $6.99.
Pictured: Godinger Dublin 6-Piece Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set, $69.99, Bormioli Rocco dedalo 7 Piece Crystal Cut Glass Liquor Decanter, $12.99