It's always a fear during entertaining that a drunken partygoer will dip into your stash of 18 year Macallan or Patron Silver, without appreciating the premium drinks inside. Keep your most prized booze out of harm's way with this Monogram Sloane Locking Caddy & Decanters Set ($180). It features two hand-blown square glass decanters bearing your mark, inside a locking silver-plated brass caddy. Simple, classy, and functional.
We all know that while ice is a great way to chill drinks, it also has the unwanted effect of watering them down. The Piet Hein Drink Cooler ($44) is a liquid-filled, stainless steel egg that seeks to overcome this problem. Simply keep a couple in your freezer and drop them down into any drink you want chilled, or use them in your shaker to chill martinis and the like. Since they're stainless steel on the outside, they won't change the flavor of or water down your drink, and their great looks will keep your guests happy. [Thanks, Pete]
In our ongoing quest to make the Uncrate office bar as pro as possible, we recently bought some of these Pro Cocktail Mini Ice Cube Trays ($18/set of 6). We were a little skeptical at first, but these smaller cubes really do make all the difference in the world when it comes to shaking cocktails or mixing drinks. They get your drinks colder faster and also work excellent for blended concoctions. And don't forget to order the Pro Ice Scoop and Pro Ice Bin set ($21) to complete your home bar transformation.