One of the questions we hear most often is what do I need to stock in my bar? It’s a tricky question and one that ultimately we think comes down to personal taste. But here we’ve attempted to round-up tips and tricks we think may help turn your home into something special.
1. Key Spirits: You could just pick one, but really any good home bar will have at least 4 essential liquors: Vodka, Gin, Rum, and Whiskey. When you’re ready for more, layer on tequila and brandy.
Essential for Manhattans and Martinis so definitely a necessity.
Like Cheddar, the generally accepted principle is that bitters makes everything better.
4. Orange Liqueur
Considered the bartender’s best friend, it’s a key ingredient in Sidecars and Margaritas.
5. Fresh Fruit
Lemons and limes help ensure that you’re ready to finish and garnish your cocktails.
Simple syrup is a cocktail basic used in everything from Mojitos to Daiquiris. Make sure you have white sugar and simply mix equal parts sugar and water.