You Need This: Get your bar cart holiday-ready with these must-have items

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It's the holiday season and that means it's time to raise a glass! Whether you are popping a bottle of champagne or whipping up a craft cocktail, having a fully outfitted bar cart to back you up is always a massive help. And, honestly, it also makes for a killer piece of decor!

In this week's episode of You Need This, we are breaking down three essentials that will take your drink-making skills to the next level. Shop one of our favorite bar carts below, plus a few accessories, and see them all in action in the video above!

Novogratz Helix Utility Cart

First things first, to outfit your bar cart, you need a bar cart! This stylish cart, available now on Amazon for under $40, has plenty of space for your glasses and drink ingredients without taking up too much room in your home. Plus, it's on wheels so you can easily take the party from the kitchen to the living room.

Novogratz Helix Utility Cart, $35.19 (orig. $49.99)

Nordstrom 5-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set

And now that you have a gold bar cart, it's time to get gold bar tools! This five-piece stainless-steel set comes with a bottle opener, a strainer, a cocktail jigger, a spoon to mix and a stand to keep all of these tools organized. We also love this set as a hostess gift — bring these tools wrapped up along with a bottle of spirits to a holiday party and you'll be the favorite guest.

Nordstrom 5-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set, $69

The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes

Now that you have your cart and your tools, it's time to start making drinks! If you want to get a little bit more creative than a vodka soda, this set of eight mini cocktail recipe notebooks will definitely help. Broken down by the type of liquor you want, this "Mini Bar" will give you access to more than 100 different cocktail recipes in a compact format.

The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes, $20