BAR ESSENTIALS


For this episode of Basics, I'm going to show you some bar essentials (tools and ingredients) that will help you make a host of different cocktails for your weary coworkers and spouse's friends.

 

Shopping List

  • Angostura Bitters
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Simple syrup
  • Vodka
  • Ginger beer
  • Sweet vermouth
  • Campari
  • Olive juice
  • Olives
  • Bourbon
  • Salt
  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Mint
  • Sugar
  • White rum
  • Soda water/club soda

Equipment List

  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail shaker components (large stainless steel tumbler, rubber-rimmed pint glass, smaller stainless steel tumbler)
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Squeeze bottles
  • Lemon zester/channel knife
  • Long cocktail stirring spoon
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Waiter's friend corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Optional: metal straws
  • Optional cups: old fashioned glass, copper mug, martini glass, Collins glass
Devin Monaghan