Are you preparing to stock your first home bar? If so, you’ll want to stock up on as many of the essential liquors and mixers as possible without blowing your budget (or diet and health and well being) out of the water. There are some things you’ll want to have on hand all of the time and there are some things you can pick up as you need them. Here’s how you can get yourself started.
Stocking Up on the Basics
Every good bar has some vodka, gin, and rum on hand. If you are an avid drinker you may want to pick up a couple of premium names, like Skyy, Tanquary, or Goslings. If you’re on a budget and don’t mind drinking stuff that isn’t off the top shelf, or if you are planning to entertain friends, go for cheaper options and pick up your top shelf liquors one at a time as you have some extra cash on hand. Other basic essentials include whiskey, bourbon, scotch, and tequila.