A Well-Stocked Bar

Whenever you pick up a cocktail recipe book, they usually have a list of things you should have stocked in your bar. If you’re anything like me, you probably skip this section, because they list every single alcohol known to human kind, and who’s really going to have that much stuff on hand? Not me. However, I do have what I consider a well stocked bar.

This is based on what I like to drink on a regular basis. My favorite cocktails, in order, are:

  • sidecars
  • Manhattans
  • martinis (gin)
  • hot toddies
  • margaritas

I have a martini on Saturdays and a Manhattan on Sundays. I don’t know why, it’s just a thing. Anyway, in order to be able to have my favorite drinks when I want them, I need these ingredients on hand:

  • Vermouth (sweet and dry)
  • Triple-sec
  • Whiskey
  • Gin
  • Brandy
  • Tequila
  • Lemons and limes
  • Honey

There’s my well-stocked bar! Any other items, as far as I’m concerned, are just a bonus and for experimenting with different cocktails.

What does your well-stocked bar look like?

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