A found_drama & dopaminergic tag-team post!
What does a proper home bar require? (a.k.a. what’s in the
medicine liquor cabinet?) We asked ourselved the question: If one were to stock a mini-bar in their home, what are the required items?
- gin (preferably Hendrick’s)
- “clean” vodka (preferably Ketel One)
- one or more flavored vodka(s) (w/ the Stoli name attached); a citron of some kind is required for Cosmopolitans
- Kahlua (is there any other kind?)
- Creme de Cacao
- Whisk[e]y (Jameson or Powers)
- minimum one (1) Scotch
- triple sec
- rum (Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!)
- sweet vermouth
- Angostura bitters
- lemons, limes, cherries
- sugar, salt
- absolutely, positively *NO* tequila
There are, of course, things not listed above. You’ll need cream for White Russians and Brandy Alexanders… You’ll need tomato juice bases for Bloody Marys. Etc. But the above ought to be a good enough start.
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Oh I forgot to mention… no bar is complete without Annisette.
something inside me says: “good luck finding real absinthe in the States.”
funny thing about absinthe….it seems there are a few distributors working out of new york. i’d also heard rumor as to the recently made legality of such…but i havent found a decent article to confirm.
however, checking this site:
you’ll note they distribute out of new york. huh.
Decent bourbon. (Maker’s Mark would be the best bet.) Necessary for Manhattans and a host of other classy drinks.
I’m curious as to why you’d rather have sweet vermouth than regular?
Ah yes… Bourbon, an unforgiveable oversight.
re: Sweet Vermouth… if I’m not mistaken, that’s how they’ve been making my Manhattans down at Sean & Nora’s…
You probably drink your Manhattan with a cherry too.
For the manly version, try dry Vermouth and an orange slice.