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Get Into the Mad Men Spirit With Retro Barware

Apr 4 2013 - 4:25am

Whether you're planning a Mad Men premiere party [1] or just looking to add a dash of retro flair to your home bar, options abound. From vintage- to retro-inspired, here are a handful of picks that are bound to elevate both your Mad Men style [2] and your cocktail game.

Vintage Wood and Chrome Ice Bucket

House enough ice — arguably the most important component of a well-made cocktail — for a crowd's worth of drinks in a vintage wood and chrome ice bucket [3] ($45).

Cut-Glass Old-Fashioned Glasses

Mix up a true classic — the old-fashioned cocktail [4] — in a class of glassware that shares the name: the old-fashioned glass [5] ($72 for six).

Glass Whiskey Bottles and Decanters

Let a bottle of red breathe — or just show off your favorite brown spirits — with one of these pared-down pieces [6] ($19-$39).

Silver-Banded Martini Glasses

Whether you're serving up a round of gimlets [7], gibsons, or vesper martinis, retro silver-banded martini glasses [8] ($112 for four) will add a serious dose of style.

Vintage Cocktail Picks

Instantly elevate a spread of hors d'oeurves with a set of charming gold-plated cocktail picks [9] ($28 for eight). Bonus: they serve double duty as swizzle sticks for cocktails served on the rocks.

Mirror-Finish Tray

Serve up cocktails or house bottles of liquor and the like on an etched tray [10] ($50); just don't forget to add a monogram for true 1960s style.

Gilded Highball Glasses

Add a dash of Hollywood regency to gin and tonics, dark and stormy cocktails, or even a simple glass of seltzer and lime with gold-bedecked highball glasses [11] ($54 for four).

Classic Coupes

Petite, pared-down, and altogether classic, these Champagne coupes [12] ($33 for six) can also house all manner of cocktails served up. Even better, they're dishwasher-safe, unlike some of their more delicate ilk.

Classic Cobbler Shaker

No home bar is complete without a proper cocktail shaker; we're smitten with this clean-lined classic beauty [13] ($32) — monogam semi-optional.

Vintage Gilded Bar Tool Set

This gilded bar tool set [14] ($225) is a splurge, to be sure, but is more than worth the investment given its elegant design and pristine vintage condition.


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