There’s something quite nostalgic about drinks trolleys and when put in their new modern environment they can make quite the statement piece in any home.
For me they bring back memories of being at my parents friends’ homes in the 80’s, rolling out the trolley after dinner with a selection of ports and cognacs and maybe some after eight mints.
I certainly don’t remember lusting after one as I do now. Today it’s not just about the trolley; the important thing is how you style it. Retro drinks such Chambord, and Hendricks gin are favourites on the trolley not just because of their liquor content but for their beautifully shaped bottles. The brass pineapple ice bucket has also made a seventies resurgence, a must have accessory for every drinks trolley (John Lewis has some lovely imitation brass Pineapples at a fraction of the price of an original if you’re interested... at only £40!)
Designers have even jumped on the ‘old fashioned’ band wagon and have come up with gold trimmed glasses like these Altuzarra ones which were sold in Nieman Marcus in the states and came with their own matching cocktail shaker.
Most trolleys are brass or silver trimmed, some are round, some square…some have marble shelves and some have glass. If you’re confused yet on which one to buy, check out my pick of the best drinks trolleys available in the UK market.
MY PICK OF THE BEST