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A well stocked home bar offers the promise of easy Sunday brunches, a moment of peace after work, pre-dinner aperitifs and post-dinner digestifs, a celebratory gesture, impromptu parties, and the elevation of a meal.

Good booze is pricey, so it can take time to build your bar bottle by bottle. With some dedication, eventually you will create an ever-evolving collection of spirits, bitters, syrups, and garnishes to play with each day. We pick up a special bottle or two with each paycheck – always keeping quality staples on hand, of course.

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Here’s what you need

to stock a basic home bar:

 

Bourbon

Rye Whiskey

Dry or Plymouth Style Gin

Tequila

Brandy or Cognac

Light and Dark Rum

Vodka

Scotch

Cointreau

Sweet and Dry Vermouth

Angostura Bitters

Orange Bitters

Peychaud’s Bitters

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Some suggestions 

for a more than basic home bar:

 

Grand Marnier

Sloe Gin

Chartreuse

Campari

Absinthe

Pernod

Fernet Branca

Maraschino Liquer

Amaro

Cachaça

Amaretto

Creme de Violette

Bols Genever

Irish Cream

Creme de Cacao

Bénédictine

Champagne

Whiskey Barrel Bitters

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Other absolute essentials:

 

Fresh citrus fruit to press: Oranges, Lemons, Limes

Superfine Caster Sugar

Simple Syrup

Coarse Sea Salt

Maraschino Cherries

Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper

Pickley things like onions, olives, dilly beans

Fresh Ice

 

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Cheers!


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