Raise the Bar
Mixologist Yusef Austin’s bartending essentials to add to your registry
CHRISTOFLE L’AME CUP & COCKTAIL PICKS
You have to have a stylish pick for your truffle blue cheese stuffed olive or a pickled piece of okra. Shaken or stirred, Christofle’s L’Ame Cup & Cocktail Picks are a must to serve at your own party. $190 at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue at 61st St., (212) 826-8900.
JONATHAN ADLER BAR CART
The Jacques bar cart makes a statement when you walk into a room. Simple and elegant, it allows you to keep all your top-notch spirits in one place and in view for your guests to see just how great your taste buds are. Plus you can move it into any room. $2,299 at Jonathan Adler, 52 Greene Street at Broome St., (212) 941-8950.
SHAKE BOOK AND MASON JAR COCKTAIL SHAKER SET
We all need some help once in awhile. This cocktail book, Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails is amazing and informative. It has great imagery and the step-by-step instructions can make anybody a Cocktail Architect. You can register for it as a set with a Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker. $19.91 at Amazon.com.