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The Well Stocked Bar

For those who love to entertain, planned or impromptu, having a well stocked bar will ensure you're ready for any occassion.

 

The Basics

  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Tequilla
  • Vermouth (dry & sweet)
  • Bourbon
  • Brandy
  • Liquers (coffee, orange, etc.)
  • Rum
  • Scotch
  • Sherry (dry & sweet)
  • Whiskey
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Champagne

 

The Mixers & Garnishes

  • Club Soda
  • Juices (fruit & vegetable)
  • Soft Drinks
  • Sparkling Water
  • Tonic Water
  • Bitters
  • Citrus (lemon, lime, and orange) whole, slices, wedges, or peels
  • Coarse salt
  • Cocktail onions
  • Cream of coconut
  • Hot-pepper sauce
  • Ice (preferably coarsely crushed)
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Olives
  • Simple syrup
  • Worcestershire

The Bar Tools

  • Blender
  • Bottle opener
  • Citrus squeezer
  • Coasters
  • Cocktail napkins
  • Cocktail shaker or pitcher
  • Corkscrew
  • Cutting board
  • Dish towel
  • Drink stirrers
  • Ice bucket
  • Jigger
  • Paring knife, for fruit peels
  • Strainer