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Stocking Up
By Stephanie Mantello

Intro | Spirits | Mixers | Other Goodies | Servitude

Tired of $4 pitchers of beer and watery mixed drinks? How about making your favorite drinks at home? Sound intimidating or expensive? No fear, here is everything you need to set up your own home bar.

Your budget and individual taste will determine what brands you buy, but with only a few key ingredients, you can create a wide variety of drinks. Consider these key areas when building your bar:

  1. Core spirits or liquors: the basis for thousands of cocktails
  2. Mixers: the essentials to create fabulous mixed drinks
  3. Garnishes: fancy finishing touches
  4. Barware and glassware: the tools of the trade

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