Gin and a gerbera

Because what every well dressed drinks trolley needs, is a selection of gin and a gerbera. Don’t believe me, then by now surely you’ll know I’m not always conventional, and even MOH is being won round. But that could be to do with the amount of gin, which we’ve seriously neglected to drink.

an eclectic and colourful collection on our drinks trolley

The drinks trolley was an addition - and a treat to ourselves - following the conservatory refurb work we undertook last summer. I don’t think I’ve shared it here before, and I’m not sure why, because it’s one of the items that’s helped transform our space. And it comes in handy with my new cocktails every day on a Bank Holiday weekend rule, which surely should be adopted without any questions asked.

looking down on some gin

The gerbera is a new variety, and I’ll share more about it later this week, so if sunny, bright and orange gerberas are your thing you can find out more on Friday.

Aperol and a gerbera to match

And yes, I know Aperol isn’t gin, but Aperol Spritz and Negronis are the best drinks ever, along with gin and fizz (separately not together) so it has an almost permanent home on the drinks trolley. MOH is being educated on the art of arranging, and less is more. He was all for filling it full of booze, and while that’s admirable, my preference is to keep some of that in its cupboard space.

He hated the fact there was a cake tin on the trolley. I loved it as it brings some colour at a lower level. And yes, I know it’s not a normal addition, but what’s normal, and why is that something to aim for? Exactly.

Curved edges and glass of our drinks trolley
bar accessories

The shape of the trolley was what really attracted us to it, and one of its best features is the bars around the bottle spaces, as when MOH takes his trolley on manoeuvres, it’s invaluable. We spent a fair bit of time deciding whether to take the drinks trolley plunge, or not, but it was so worth it. it’s not the most functional piece of furniture, but when was functional fun?

bombay sapphire gin and a decanter, and curves of the drinks trolley

And in case you’re wondering, it’s from Atkin and Thyme who have plenty of contemporary furniture, which as you’ll discover if you browse their site can add a bit of quirkiness to your home.

Are you in the drinks trolley gang, or in the no-way ever camp?