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Fall Must-Haves For Your Bar Cart

Nothing says autumn like sipping a dark, spicy cocktail in the comfort of an overstuffed chair. From the alcohol choices to the garnish on top, Wally’s experts weighed in on their top retail picks for stocking your home bar or bar cart so it’s ready for everything this season.

Dark Spirits

Stock your bar with a selection of dark, warming spirits that you can sip on their own, or mix into a spiced, seasonal cocktail. Nothing makes cool weather more enjoyable than sipping a whiskey neat; try Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey or Beverly High Rye Whiskey for some top-shelf picks that are great go-to options alone or in a cocktail. Try mixing up your regular cocktails with an aged rum to incorporate some warm spices, like Flor De Cana 12 Year Rum. Or, add a splash of Mario's Hard Espresso Liqueur to give your usual drink an expressive boost of flavor.

Elegant Glassware

Serve up your drinks in something worthy of their ingredients, which will make for great sipping in a cozy chair this season. For whiskey or Scotch, use the Riedel Sommelier Single Malt Scotch Glass. For the times when you open rich, hearty red wines, make sure to have some polished Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru Classes on hand to allow for proper aeration and enjoyable drinking.

Sophisticated Garnishes

No matter what you’re serving, a high-end garnish will add a luxurious touch to any drink, which is perfect for celebratory occasions or treating your guests to something special. Make sure your bar has a supply Luxardo Maraschino Cherries for classic drinks like an Old Fashioned, or a jar of Losada Manzanilla Olives to create a perfect martini. Finally, keep a bag of Marcona almonds on hand so there’s always something delicious to snack on in between sips.

Check out Wally’s Gourmet Market in-store or online to stock your kitchen and home bar with elevated essentials for fall.