Being a good host or a good guest is about more than simply having enough pretzels set out, or making sure to wipe your dirty shoes on the doormat. Infusing a little bit of creativity and thoughtfulness into your get-togethers, whether you’re hosting or attending, can turn a standard party into a truly memorable evening. W&P Design, based in vibrant Brooklyn, wants to help you revive the art of the cocktail hour with beautiful accessories that will add a unique touch to your dinner parties and make mixology a breeze.
While it might seem overwhelming to maintain a well-stocked bar in your own home, W&P Design is here to show you that with just a few simple gadgets and some key recipes, you can create delicious drinks to rival even the fanciest cocktails from your favorite restaurant. Purchase a few individual pieces (a jigger to measure shots, or a muddler to get the best flavor from your mojitos) to complete your home bar, or pick up a barware set as a gift for a friend who’d love to test out their bartending skills, but doesn’t know where to start.
While the internet offers an infinite number of recipes for the budding bartender, a simple approach will be your surest path to creating delicious cocktails that will please and impress your guests. Unforgettable experiences don’t have to be overwhelming, and W&P Design’s beautiful guides to hosting guests, mixing drinks, and brewing coffee will give you tips and essential recipes for creating celebrations that feel truly special. You don’t even need a hundred different kinds of glassware to blow your guests away. A simple cocktail coupe (or if you’re feeling fun and tropical, a metallic pineapple tumbler) will be the perfect vessel for countless delicious drinks.
For the traveler who enjoy drinks that are little more complicated than the timeless rum and coke, there may be no better stocking stuffer W&P Design’s Carry-On Cocktail Kits. Most airlines have abandoned the 1950s glamor of flying in favor of an experience that’s something a little less than thrilling, but with these compact kits, you can finally have something to look forward to when you’re 35,000 feet up. Is the movie you’re reluctantly watching something less than a masterpiece? Mix up your very own Moscow Mule and see if it gets any better.
While it’s considerate to take your hosts a bottle of wine, flowers, or some appetizers, you can get yourself some extra guest points by bringing along one of W&P Design’s cocktail totes, designed to help you safely transport your cocktail shaker, muddler, jigger, and spirits from party to party. Open the bag and see your host’s eyes light up like a kid on Christmas morning. Thoughtfulness like that is worth a toast, don’t you think? Cheers to you!