Ingredients

What should a well stocked bar have? It depends on what you like to drink and what flavors you like! Start with a group of recipes that work well with the liquor you like/have for a party or event and then fill in the additional items you need. There are lots of commercial mixers out there which are great but it is also nice to make your own. Fresh squeezed lemons and limes for sweet and sour with a little simple syrup makes a much better drink. Take your time and experiment. It’s all about having fun.

We’ll start you off with some of the basics and you can build out from there:

Juices:

OJ
Cranberry
Grapefruit
Pineapple
Lemonade
Limeade
Cranberry
Pomegranate juice
Mango
Peach Nectar
Tomato juice

Fruit/Garnish:

Oranges
Cherries (maraschino)
Olives
Lemons
Limes
Strawberries
Mango
Fresh Mint
Celery stalks
Rosemary
Thyme
Basil
Hot Peppers
Chocolate curls

Spices/Seasonings:

Horseradish
Tabasco sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Celery salt
Pepper
Grated Nutmeg

     

Mixers:

Cola
Ginger ale
Soda
Sweet and Sour
Bloody Mary Mix Or make your own
Ice Cream
Cream of coconut

Syrups:

Simple Syrup Or make your own
Pomegranate Syrup
Watermelon Syrup

Bitters:

Angostura bitters

There is much more that can be added but this will get you started. All items are readily available at your local grocery or spirit store. Have fun!