Having just returned from Italy, I appreciate even more the merits of enjoying a great drink in a relaxed outdoor setting. After all, the country is famous for their al fresco cafes and Campari.
So while I may not have the Spanish steps to soak in, I am making a concerted effort to create an outdoor bar area to relax with friends.
I created a list of the essentials I would need to evoke a classic bar feel while adding a few twists to ensure drinking al fresco is relaxed and safe (no fragile glass allowed).
I hope these bar finds will inspire you to host a cocktail party outdoors before the summer ends...