Bring The Bar Home With These Stylish Summer Cocktail Kits & Glasses

As temperatures rise and sweaters make way for sun dresses, we can only assume it’s time for a cocktail… or two. And while the Handbook team loves a rooftop bar opening, speakeasy or whiskey tasting, sometimes nothing beats kicking back with a Cosmo at home. So we’ve pulled together an edit of everything from tumblers and coupes to ice buckets and shakers for the perfect home cocktail kit.

If you’re bored of rosé and fancy mixing things up – literally – you’re in the right place. As someone whose most exciting lockdown purchase was an electric juicer for my margaritas, I know a thing or two about how to make cocktails at home. While plenty were baking banana bread, I was perfecting my Paloma. Getting those measures right is key, but presentation is just as important. Opt for colourful glassware, serve with quirky accessories and keep things cool with a chic ice bucket to hand.

Oliver Bonas has a fantastic collection for your next summer soirée, from pineapple glasses to embroidered napkins. Meanwhile, Matilda Goad has turned up the colour with its covetable selection available at Anthropologie (the lilac cocktail shaker is a must for every house party). If, however, the tiki vibe is more your thing, then the Bordallo Pinheiro pineapple pitcher will make the ideal tropical centrepiece.



A bar cart or drinks trolley is the most stylish way to keep your cocktail kit altogether. This one from Mrs.Alice is the epitome of retro chic and practicality, allowing you to whip up an icy drink anywhere in the house or garden.

As for the essentials, world class mixologist Walter Pintus, from the newly opened Shoreditch Arts Club, swears by his shaker, citrus squeezer and jigger. “With three pieces of equipment and eight ingredients, you’re able to replicate most of the classic cocktail families,” Pintus recommends. “Think about what you like drinking and customise your bar to your individual taste.”

Alternatively, if you prefer to keep it simple, fill your highball with one of the delicious pre-made summer cocktails from Lockdown Liquor & Co, Black Lines or Pimentae. The latter was founded by Alice Parmiter and Wynter Karo back in 2021 with a mission to make the tequila category even more appealing. By crafting bar quality cocktails in beautiful bottles featuring bespoke artwork to highlight the brand’s Mexican heritage and ingredients, they’ve got us thirsting for a large glass of their Cucumber & Elderflower Eclipse.

So with the perfect vacation-inspired homewares and all your home cocktail accessories at the ready, it must be time for happy hour…

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Melbourne-based homewares label, Fazeek does the prettiest glassware for all your favourite tipples from Negronis to Manhattens. Available from Net-a-Porter, this brand is your fast track to Insta-worthy cocktails at home.

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