How to Stock a Bar

Here’s everything you’ll need to set up your home bar.

It may seem like a lot but trust us; it is worth getting everything you need at once.

It’s a great feeling to be able to make whatever your guests desire without having to run to the store.

Spirits

Brandy
Gin
White or gold rum
Dark rum
Tequila
Vodka (unflavored)
Flavored vodka (e.g., orange, lemon, raspberry)
Bourbon whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
Single-malt Scotch whisky
Irish whiskey

Liqueur

Triple sec or cointreau
Apple Pucker schnapps (for Appletinis)
Kahlúa
Baileys Irish Cream
Southern Comfort
Amaretto

Mixers

Sweet and sour
Lime juice (Fresh or Roses)
Bloody Mary mix
Margarita mix
Fresh juice (e.g., orange, cranberry, pineapple, pomegranate)
Club soda
Tonic
Ginger ale
Coca-Cola
Grenadine
Cream or half & half

Garnishes

Lime wedges
Lemon wedges
Lemon twists
Orange slices
Maraschino cherries
Olives (regular or stuffed)
Cocktails onions
Margarita salt
Sugar

Wines and fortified wines

Dry vermouth
Sweet vermouth
Red wine (e.g., cabernet, merlot)
White wine (e.g., chardonnay, sauvignon blanc)
Sparkling wine (e.g., champagne, prosecco, etc)

Bitters

Angostura bitters
Campari

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