With the festive season right around the corner, we tapped the ultra premium spirits company Edrington (edrington. com) to give us the suitable liquors for our cocktails and tips on styling the bar for the perfect boozy aesthetic.
Photographed by Ren Adkins
1.Rum, although unexpected, is the perfect spirit for your bar or bar cart. The perfect bottle to have on hand to whip up a rum Negroni for an aperitif. Brugal has been creating exceptional rum since 1888 when it was born in the Dominican Republic at the hands of Andres Brugal. Brugal 1888 Doblemente Añejado features hints of vanilla, red fruits, toffee, cocoa and natural oak spice—plus, the bottle is a conversation starter!
2. No bar is complete without an ice bucket, ready to chill your favorite bottle of bubbly during your next celebration. Dark rattan ice bucket, rebeccaudall.com
3.Edrington Americas Georgia and South Carolina area manager Adam Kepler habitually collects matchbooks from his favorite local Atlanta haunts. Displaying these on your bar provides a sense of place and is handy when lighting your favorite candle! Here, you can see the likes of Le Colonial, Carmel, Little Sparrow and Blueridge Grill.
4.Fresh florals are a must when hosting company. Our seasonal favorites are protea pincushion, blue thistle, hypericum berries, magnolia leaves and clover hydrangeas.
5.It’s always wise to have a set of decorative cocktail or dinner napkins on hand to wrap around drinks!
6.Whoever told you that gin tastes like a Christmas Tree has never had good quality gin! The No. 3 London Dry Gin has the most refreshing balance of Juniper, citrus & spice and has been named ‘World’s Best Gin’ four times. And it’s perfect for the holiday season. We’ve included our favorite gin cocktail recipe to add to your repertoire.
7.What sounds better than a spirit that will warm you from the inside out when it’s cold outside? Noble Oak’s uniquely finished whiskies offer complex yet balanced flavor profiles to sure to ensure all of your cocktail recipes stand out this season!