Exotic Drinks

Some I've had, and most I hadn't ...
Drink Recipes
The Basics (taken from a newsletter):
So you want to have a full bar in your home? Let's start off with the basics: vodka, gin, rum (Captain Morgan if that's your poison), scotch, whiskey, bourbon, and Kahlua or some type of coffee brandy. Every bar, be it restaurant, nightclub, or function hall, will have those liquors in the speed rack. For mixes, you'll want to have tonic water, seltzer, sprite, ginger ale, Coke and/or Diet Coke. For juices, OJ, grapefruit, cranberry, and sour (lemonade will do) complete the arsenal. Keeping limes and lemons handy doesn't hurt.

Of course we all have our favorite liquors or mixes that might not be mentioned above. But the above selections will cover your bases if you have a, pardon the pun, mixed crowd over and are not sure what they like.

Bartending Tools (taken from a newsletter):
You don't necessarily have to have every blender, mixing cup and other tools of the trade for your home bar. There are some things your home bar should not be without in order to mix a variety of drinks properly. You can find most, if not all, of these products at your local liquor store, including:

  • speed pourers (bag of ten or more)
  • 1 ½ oz. jigger (looks like a shot glass)
  • corkscrew/bottle opener
  • mixing cup with strainer (for martinis/manhattans)
  • shaker
  • ice scoop
  • sip straws
  • cocktail napkins
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