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The Basic Home Bar

Alcohol/spirits: whiskey*, gin, light rum, tequila, orange liqueur, vodka, cocktail bitters, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, champagne, white wine and red wine.

Mixers and garnish: cola, lemon-lime soda, cranberry juice, orange juice, soda water (seltzer), ginger ale, grenadine, simple syrup, ice, cherries, green olives, superfine sugar, kosher salt, lemon and lime wedges.

Bar Tools: bar jigger, bar strainer, cocktail shaker, pitcher with stirring rod, corkscrew, cutting board, paring knife, ice bucket with tongs, stirrers and napkins.

Glassware: cocktail and highball glasses (champagne flutes are a good option, too).

*Whiskey goes by various names based on how and where it was made. American whiskeys include Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. There are also several international whiskeys like Scotch that is distilled in Scotland. Other varieties include Irish, Indian, German, Finnish and Canadian. Try different varieties until you find your favorite.

Where 2 Shop

Bacchus Fine Wines and Spirits
717 Rice Road, Ridgeland
601-707-5923

Briarwood Wine and Spirits
4949 Old Canton Road
601-956-5108 or 601-956-5916

Colony Wine Market
121 Colony Crossing Blvd. Suite B, Madison
601-898-1075

Corkscrew Inc.
4800 Interstate 55 N., Suite 8
601-981-1333

I-55 North Wine and Spirits
4924 Interstate 55 N., Suite 104
601-981-4220

Joe T's Fine Wines & Spirits
286 U.S. Highway 51, Ridgeland
601-605-7602

Kats Wine Cellar
921 E. Fortification St.
601-354-9181

Madison Cellars
Madison Station Shopping Center
1038 U.S. Highway 51, Madison
601-856-0931

McDade's Wine and Spirits
1220 E. Northside Drive
601-366-5676

Silver Leaf Wines & Spirits
6954 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland
601-206-4638

Wine & Spirits in the Quarter
1855 Lakeland Drive
601-366-6644

Village Package Liquor Store
1805 Lelia Drive
601-981-2511

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