Drink Station Ideas with the Newair Nugget Ice Maker (AI-420SS)

Here are a few DIY drink station ideas and must-haves for an at home set-up that are sure to elevate any home beverage station or coffee bar!

These drink station ideas are brought to you in partnership with Newair. Thank you to Newair for providing me with the Newair Nugget Ice Maker (AI-420SS) to review.

Spring is officially here and it’s time to indulge in all the refreshing spring drinks, cocktails, mocktails, and all things coffee! If you’ve been a long-time reader of the blog then you know there is a HIGH chance that I may turn this into a series – so stay tuned!

I recently created a designated space in our kitchen for all of our coffee and beverage needs and it has been a complete game-changer for us! So today I’ll be sharing the four essentials you need to have at your home drink station as well as a few ways that you can make it your own!

Syrups and Sweeteners

The first must-have at your drink station is a variety of syrups and sweeteners! Whether you’re brewing a fresh mug of coffee, preparing a yummy mocktail, or planning to enjoy a cup of tea, syrups, and sauces are an amazing way to elevate your beverages and give you the option to continuously switch up and spice up some of your favorites.

There are a ton of amazing syrup brands like Torani and Jordan’s Skinny Syrups. Both offer a wide variety of flavors and even have sugar-free options! Torani also has some delicious sauces that are a wonderful complement to coffee.

This Double Chocolate Chip Frappe and this Pomegranate Peach Energy Drink are a couple of easy beverages that you can try to give you an idea of the countless recipes you can make

Counter Nugget Ice Maker

Aside from the mug and/or glass that you choose for your beverage, the most important part of a home drink station, and the one thing that really tied ours together was a countertop nugget ice maker!

I’ll be the first to admit that not all ice is created equal. Besides, we all know that the ice cubes and crushed ice we can get from our fridges just aren’t really aesthetically pleasing. While I know you can just buy ice cube trays, we all know that drinks taste better when you have the ‘good ice’.

That said, this Newair Nugget Ice Maker is a countertop ice pellet machine (AI-420SS) that makes 45 lbs of Ice in a day. It has a beautiful stainless steel exterior, complete with a melt-resistant Interior. Beyond its good looks and the fact that it’s the fastest nugget ice maker on the market, it produces restaurant-quality, chewable nugget ice!

It has definitely elevated the quality and overall experience of our drinks and my only regret is that we didn’t have it sooner! So as a special treat to all of my readers, you can get 10% off of the Newair Nugget Ice Maker (AI-420SS) using the code ‘KERMILIA10’. Check it out here to learn more!

Mugs and Glassware

I like to refer to myself as a coffee mug connoisseur and it’s safe to say that is also trickling into the realm of glassware as well. I’m one of those people that likes to rotate my favorite cups or mugs and I’ve found that it’s easier to have the mugs and glassware at your drink station for easy access. 

You can always switch them out depending on what you are making or even depending on the season. These are my favorite mugs at the moment and I found a similar version of these chic glasses at TJ Maxx.


Last but not least is the decor! Decor is the final touch needed to truly make your drink station your own! I love fresh flowers and faux greenery to bring the area to life.

You can also spruce it up with wall art or even a cute mug holder. If you really would like to elevate the look and overall aesthetic of your beverage station, you could get these gorgeous syrup dispensers. A few other honorable mentions are stirring spoons and a handheld coffee frother

Mini Fridge and/or Wine Fridge

While not totally necessary, a great addition to any home beverage station is a mini-fridge or wine fridge. If you didn’t know, I’ve partnered with Newair in the past sharing their amazing mini fridge (which is now in our home gym – post on that coming soon!) as well as their wine fridge and both are absolutely amazing and would be the perfect cherry on top!

You can check out both of those posts here and here!

There you have it! 

Four essentials to have at your home drink station. Be sure to check out the Newair Nugget Ice Maker and don’t forget to use the code KERMILIA10 for 10% off of your purchase!

In the meantime, check out these yummy drink recipes:

Cinnamon Maple Iced Coffee

Peppermint Cranberry Mocktail

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Cider

Chocolate Hazelnut Cold Brew

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