Apologies for the delay ladies and gents, been a busy week for me but alas, here I am making sure your weekly fix of For The Weekenders is delivered to you fresh out of the oven.
Continuing on from last week’s For The Weekenders: Bar Essentials Part 1, this week will be along the same lines except less focus on the mixers, and more on the liqueurs. Liqueurs are extremely important to have stocked in your home bar at all times, and the best bit is they last a long time, so can be acquired gradually and for a decent price, compared to your base liquors. Enjoy.
For The Weekenders: Bar Essentials Part 2
Let’s start with the most common liqueurs that are, and should be stocked in every home bar. If you don’t have these, you’re missing out on an opportunity to make those great drinks you overpay for whenever heading out for a night on the town. So hit up your local liquor store and start with…
- Coffee Liqueur (i.e. Kahlua)
- Dry and Sweet Vermouth
- Irish Cream Liqueur (i.e. Bailey’s)
- Orange Liqueur (i.e. Curaçao, triple sec)
- Maraschino Liqueur
As I said earlier, liqueurs last quite a long time, so buying these isn’t so much of a rush as it is like mixers. Whichever ones you like the most you can begin acquiring, and go from there.
If you really feel like getting crafty or have a specific drinking taste, there’s also some more liqueurs that can be added to your inventory other than the ones above. They’re not as “essential” as the list above, but should still be stocked if you’re interested in a good variety.
- Créme de Cacao
- Créme de Menthe
- Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur (my favorite)
- St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
The last list really does depend on your taste, but if you’re just looking to stock your bar for entertaining friends and the occasional drink, start with the first list. Hope everyone’s had a great weekend and look out for part 3 next week. 😉
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