HOME COCKTAIL BAR ESSENTIALS – Budget Set Up Tips and Tricks

So you want to set up a cocktail bar at home on a budget? We go over the essential, must-have things to have on hand, as well as tips and tricks to ensure your liquor is properly stored. We also go over our liqueur strategy that will keep you from having a lot of liqueurs go bad.

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Jigger for measuring: https://amzn.to/3oGAZui
Cocktail Shaker: https://amzn.to/3mIeO4W
Muddler and Mixing Spoon: https://amzn.to/3jL8lEz
Glacio Ice Sphere and Jumbo Cube Molds: https://amzn.to/3oIRdDd

Our recommended Liquor to have on hand:
-Vodka
-Whiskey (Typically bourbon)
Buffalo Trace vs Eagle Rare Review (Our favorite mid-shelf bourbon)
Evan Williams Review (Our budget choice)
Bulleit Rye 95 Review (Our go-to Rye)
-Tequila
-Rum (Dark and White)
-Gin

Must have extras:
-Club Soda
-Grenadine
-Bitters

For Liqueurs, our recommended strategy is to only have a few different on hand at a time. Focus on cocktails that feature those liqueurs, and when you run out, rotate to a different liqueur and try a different cocktails which feature the new liqueur you have on hand.

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