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What You Need to Stock Your Bar

Step 1

Stocking your bar usually starts off with having a short conversation with yourself.

 

You can do it the way we do it; talking out loud while sitting at the back of the bus. Or you can do it silently by yourself. Whatever.

 

During this conversation, decide what drinks you like the most and make sure you always have the stuff to make them on hand. IOW, if your name is Jeffrey Lebowski, then all you need is some cream, a bottle of cheap Vodka, and some Kahlua.

 

Step 2

Put together the basic components of most other drinks. This will usually require a little more money, and you might want to build it up over time. Here is a short list of the staples most any bar includes:

 

Liquors and Spirits

  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Tequila (White and Dark)
  • Rum (Light and Dark)
  • Vermouth (Extra Dry and Sweet)
  • Whiskey
  • Scotch
  • Brandy/Cognac
  • Beer

Fillers, Liqueurs, and Flavoring Agents

  • Triple Sec
  • Grenadine
  • Bitters
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Various Sodas (Cola, Club Soda, and Lemon Lime at least)

If you buy “good” liquor (that’s the stuff on the middle shelf), then properly stocking your bar will probably cost you about $350.

 

If $350 is looking like it’s too similar to your week’s pay, then look for your liquor on the bottom shelf – that will bring your cost down to under $200.

 

If $350 is looking more like an hour’s worth of pay, then you can probably look for your liquor on the top shelf.

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December 10, 2007 Posted by | beer, Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – Christmas Cheer

Today is a day for some shots. Since we’re in the season to be Jolly, how about joining Santa for a shot of Christmas Cheer that will keep us warm and fuzzy.

How to make a Christmas Cheer:

Ingredients:
1/2 shot Eggnog
1/2 shot Peppermint Schnapps

Directions:
Stir the ingredients together in a glass and pour it into a shot glass. This is a shooter, so no sipping!

December 10, 2007 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , | Leave a comment