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Ol' Rusty
2009-08-25, 12:24 AM
What liquor do you guys deem necessary for a home bar? I'm about to start putting one together and was wanting a basic list to go off of.

Also what hardware aside from glasses are a must?

Ricerking13
2009-08-25, 01:33 AM
What liquor do you guys deem necessary for a home bar? I'm about to start putting one together and was wanting a basic list to go off of.

Also what hardware aside from glasses are a must?


I always have:

Rum- Bacardi or cheapo
Vodka- smirnoff or sky
Whiskey- maker's mark, seagrams, or knob creek
Scotch- JW Black or Glenlivet
Three Olives Grape

I keep on hand Coke Zero, Sprite Zero, Raspberry lemonade, orange juice, cranberry juice, and some lemon and lime juice... this is just the basics... obviously I have lots more overall... but must always have the basics.

BuddyLee
2009-08-25, 08:15 AM
Things I try and keep on hand in my bar.

1. Basic liquors - Rum, Vodka, Whiskey, Tequilla, Gin (if Sushi comes over)

2. Beer

3. FuFu Liquors - Schnapps

4. Glassware - Pilsners, Pints, Martini, Wine. High Ball

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SickBoy
2009-08-25, 09:20 AM
i keep this on hand at all times:
*ALCOHOL*
Vodka
Whiskey (irish)
Whisky (american/canadian)
Dark Rum (Sailor/Captian)
Light Rum (Bacardi)
Tequila
Gin
Sherri
Kahluha(sp?)
Bailey's Irish Cream
At least a full 6 pack
2 bottles of wine

*N/A*
Coke
Sprite
Cream/half n' half
tons of ice
Roses Grenadine
Roses Lime Juice
Rita mix

*glasses*
Collins
Pilsners
Pint glasses
'Rita glasses
Martini glasses
and a good tumbler is a must


I think i keep a little more on hand than most do...but i'm able to make damn near any drink a person could ask for.

LSCobra
2009-08-25, 07:31 PM
Keep in mind some of this is only necessary for when you are having guests.*

Add to your liquor/mixer list:
Triple Sec: it's very versatile.
Sweet and sour
*Pineapple juice
*Tomato juice and/or Bloody Mary mix (mild; keep tabasco, black pepper, and Worchestershire sauce for those who like spicy)
*Lemons
*Limes
*Cherries


Tools:
Pour spouts: industry standard if you free pour: http://www.spill-stop.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=182&DEPARTMENT_ID=39
Jigger: if you don't want to free pour but care about accurate drink recipes
Mixing tin (matching glass for a shaker, most pint glasses work)
Strainer
Bar spoon (long, twisted handle; long to reach all the way in mix tins and blenders; twisted which assists in stirring)
Small cutting board and knife
Lots of hand-towel sized towels and a spray bottle with sanitizer solution

Ol' Rusty
2009-08-25, 09:42 PM
thanks for all the ideas thus far.

Ryan D
2009-08-25, 10:52 PM
Add "box of roofies" to that list.

Ol' Rusty
2009-08-25, 10:54 PM
Add "box of roofies" to that list.
to be honest i suspected this to be in one of the first 2 posts. :lolg:

bkoerper
2009-09-01, 06:03 PM
[QUOTE=SickBoy;427630]i keep this on hand at all times:
*ALCOHOL*
Vodka I like Reyka and Prairie quite a bit. they're affordable, too.
Whiskey (irish/american)
Whisky (SCOTCH, canadian)
Dark Rum (Sailor/Captian) yikes. no spiced stuff! try some Myers' Dark. very good.
Light Rum (Bacardi)
Tequila
Gin
Sherry very interesting. For most home bars a brandy would be a good idea.
Kahluha(sp?) a good coffee liqueur is necessary for any white russian. always needed
Bailey's Irish Cream sorta seasonally limited to winter in my bar, but pretty good all the time, hah.
At least a full 6 pack
2 bottles of wine