There is nothing more stylish and enjoyable than having your own at-home bar set up. Assuming you already have your bar cart fully-stocked with a variety of vodka, tequila, rum, and whiskey, here are a few must-have items you need to complete your at-home bar set-up.
Before you pour, run out and get these ingredients. Don’t forget to invite your friends, because let’s face it, it’s a lot more fun to let loose at home with your friends, than at home by yourself!
Vodka & Limes
The great thing about vodka is that it mixes well with practically anything! Easy-to-serve vodka cocktails can be made with lemon-lime soda, cola, tonic, and club soda. Adding lime helps to balance the alcohol and sugar flavor. Garnish each glass with a lime to give your cocktail some flair!
Tequila & Margarita Mixers
Who doesn’t like to get together with friends and enjoy a round or two of margaritas? Ditch the laundry list of ingredients needed for a margarita and mix your favorite tequila and margarita mixers (there are plenty of flavors to choose from) and you’re’ all set!
Rum & Juice
Rum is smooth enough to go with a variety of juices. Keep your fridge stocked with pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice to give your rum based cocktails a flavorful selection.
Champagne & Orange Juice
Champagne & Orange Juice -If its bubbly and effervescent then it should definitely hold a place on your bar cart for all occasions! Don’t forget to store a couple of bottles of bubbly for impromptu celebrations, brunch with the girls, or just because you feel like it.
Whiskey & Cherries
Whiskey & Cherries – The sweet, juicy flavor and texture of a cherry submerged in a cocktail is a great addition to any recipe. For example, Old Fashioned and Whiskey Sour cocktails have a few different variations, but these cocktails wouldn’t be considered classics without the added sweetness of a cherry.
Beer & Tomato Juice
Beer & Tomato Juice – When you don’t want salty, and spicy overkill that comes with Michelada’s, keep it simple with tomato juice and beer. Tomato juice adds a savory kick to any lager, and you can enjoy it any time of the day without the added heartburn!