Food & Drink

7 Bar Tools in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet

Mark Yocca / Supercall

For 2018’s Color of the Year, Pantone looked to the cosmos for inspiration. The vibrant purple they chose, dubbed Ultra Violet, is often associated with mindfulness and meditation, which offer an escape from our overstimulated world. Musicians like Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix have used purple in their art as a symbol of counterculture and unconventionality. So if you’re looking to add that kind of funk to your home bar, these seven Ultra Violet tools are both functional and a great way to brighten up cocktail hour.

Anna by RadLabs Pedra Coaster Set ($80)

These gorgeous coasters are made from organically-shaped agate and hand-polished for a lovely lustrous finish. They will instantly add a touch of funky elegance to any coffee table or bar cart.

Pier 1 Imports Crackle Collection Purple Stemware ($5.95-6.95 per glass)

To get the crackle look on these hand blown goblets, the molten glass is dipped in cold water. Finished with a deep purple hue, they’re perfect for serving pretty pink cocktails like Frosé and Aperol Spritzes.

Waterford Lismore Pops Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($175 for a set of 2)

If you want to get fancy with your glassware, this stunning Waterford set will give everyone Old Fashioned envy. Equal parts fresh and classic, they also make for the perfect gift.

Lone Oak Glassworks Purple Swizzle Sticks ($12.50 for set of 5)

These poppy swizzle sticks are made by hand from borosilicate glass in Lone Oak Glassworks’ Eugene, Oregon studio. Use them to garnish your favorite tall drinks, from classic Highballs to tropical tiki libations.

Green Party Goods Candy Cane Striped Paper Straws ($9.64 for 144)

Both eye-catching and biodegradable, these eco-friendly straws are a quick way to add a pop of color to your favorite beverage. Supposedly they don’t disintegrate, but we still wouldn’t let one linger in our drink for more than an hour.

Indigo Purple Glitter Speed Bottle Opener ($14.50)

Anyone looking to channel all the Prince vibes should spring for this vibrant, glittery tool. Its stainless steel construction makes opening bottles swift and simple.

Tovolo Silicone King Cube Tray ($10)

Perfect for molding cubes to drop into Old Fashioneds and Negronis, this silicone tray is equally stylish and functional. Use them to get funky with your cocktails by making Champagne ice cubes and red, white and blue cubes.