Food & Drink
Stocking Up Your Swedish Bar CartAugust 13, 2018
It’s not secret we here at Umgås like to partake in an adult beverage (or two). Since we talk so much about booze, we pulled together everything you need to stock a Swedish bar cart – from the cart to the booze to the accessories.
It all starts with a solid foundation: the bar cart. Now, we’re purists, and we love the idea of a true cart with wheels, but you could make any table, cart or other organizational unit work. For a classic cart, we love this Swedese tea time cart. For something a little more modern, this metallic utility cart from IKEA would do the trick. If you’re in a smaller apartment, or if you’re looking for a car that’s more suitable for a man cave, try this table from Norrgavel. It comes in different colors, and the glass top makes cleaning a breeze.
You’ll want to grab some drinkware to have handy whenever the mood strikes. From the ice bucket to the shot glasses, Orrefors has everything you need to stock your cart. You can also get artsy glasses in all shapes and sizes from Kosta Boda.
Round out your bar cart with some proper cocktail-making tools from Nuance Scandinavia and IKEA. And what cart isn’t complete without dala horse-shaped ice cubes?
Last but definitely not least: the alcohol. Here are a few of our Swedish favorites, but you should also grab some gin, rum, tequila and some soda and tonic water, too.
- Aquavit (like Old Ballard) and/or snaps
- Absolut vodka
- Whisky (like Mackmyra)
There you have it. Everything you need for your Swedish bar cart. Skål!