Serve drinks in style at your next gathering with a sophisticated ice bucket or beverage tub. New designs allow ice buckets to keep beverages cooler for longer, while adding to your elegant party decor.
Ice Bucket and Party Tub Sizes
Select buckets and tubs based on the volume of beverages you’re serving. Wine ice buckets are designed to keep your favorite white, rosé or bubbly chilled just right. A three-quart wine bucket is perfect for one bottle, while eight-quart tubs can keep enough beverages on ice for all your guests.
Some models are even larger, like six- to eight-gallon metal or wood tubs. These can hold several bottles and are perfect for big outdoor gatherings.
Choosing the Right Ice Bucket
Ice bins come in many styles and finishes. Choose one based on your home decor and entertaining style.
• Wooden tubs lined with steel or iron bring that garden party style. Choose pine for a rustic touch or mango for a lighter-colored wood that complements modern decor.
• Glass or crystal is typically reserved for champagne buckets.
• Lucite, brushed chrome and leather-like vinyl ice containers add modern luxury to a nice vintage bottle. For a Tuscan feel, select antique or hammered copper.
• Double-walled metal ice buckets go with any decor. Choose a stainless steel ice bucket for a classic look. Their superior insulation will also prevent excess condensation on the outside of the bucket.
Bar ice buckets often come with tongs or ice scoops. Choose one with a place to hang ice handling tools. An ice bucket with a lid will keep ice fresh longer and keep out pests at an outdoor gathering. Also, consider portability. If you plan to move your bucket around, party tubs or wine buckets with stands and wheels make it easy to load and transport ice, bottles and cans.