lately i've been plotting about making nice cocktails and sipping them by the fire in front of the wood stove. after this long winter i'm ready to move the fire outside and sit on the deck with a summer chiller. i've been slowly trying to beef up the home bar at the boy's house with delicious ingredients and pretty tools. i have been collecting simple cocktail recipes with basic ingredients to start with. i recently came across a list of 25 Brilliant and Literary-Inspired Mixed Drinks which sound amazing! and well, it's books! i've also been enjoying checking out the cocktail recipes over at putney farm.
we recently thrifted these two great mid-century drink shakers to get things going. how cute are they? i love them! what are some of your favorite cocktails!? what's your favorite "must have" item for the home bar?