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[Fly] How to Stock a Bar

If you have a couple of grand in disposable income, stocking a full bar can suck up all of that in a heartbeat. For most of us though, that's pretty unrealistic, and unless you're into the whole dinner-party, entertaining-the-boss scene, the "bar" usually means what our closest friends like to drink. That can mean anything from a six-pack in the fridge and vodka in the freezer, to a bottle of Jack, and some cheap tequila complete with salt for the Margarita glasses.

When you're ready to dive into more sophisticated bar waters, so to speak, some instructions might be in order. Here's a basic bar starter list, sans brand names for the most part:

The Hard Stuff
Bourbon
Gin
Rum (light and dark)
Scotch
Tequila
Vodka
Whiskey (Irish or Canadian)

The Not-so-hard Stuff
Amaretto
Brandy
Cognac
Cointreau or Triple Sec
Grand Marnier
Irish Cream
Kahlua
Port
Sherry
Wine (white & red)
Vermouth

Mixers
Cola
Club Soda
Cranberry Juice
Ginger Ale
Lemon Juice
Lime Juice
Orange Juice
Tomato Juice
Sour Mix

Garnishes
Celery
Cinnamon (ground & stick)
Cocktail Onions
Cocktail Olives
Horseradish
Lemons
Margarita salt
Pepper (white & black)
Sugar
Tabasco sauce
Worcestershire sauce

Tools
Blender
Bottle opener
Cocktail shaker
Corkscrew
Ice Bucket & Tongs
Measuring cup
Shot glass
Paring knife
Zester

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I was looking for the cognac and suprise! I found it listed under the "not so hard stuff." Someone's a dranker! lol

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jd
Date
2007-12-12T16:48:57-06:00

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