What should a basic "liquor cabinet" be stocked with?
We are not heavy drinkers but we do entertain a lot. On occasion we like to enjoy a drink or two and some of our guests like to indulge a bit more. ;) What should a basic liquor cabinet consist of? *LOL* Sorry :) I meant what kinds/brands. :) I don't have any of children yet, Jimbo, but you can bet your life we'll have a lock on that puppy. It's not that I won't trust them- I know who's genes they have. ;)
- liquor what else
- fromage, crackers, vin - besides liquor.
- i think your basics should cover it: vodka gin bourbon (like jack daniels) maybe some mixers like triple sec rum these cover a lot of your common drinks like: daquiris, jack and coke, vodka cranberry or any martinis. or you could think about what you and your friends typically drink and then just keep a supply of those items handy! have fun! hope this helps!
- I always try to keep vodka ,brandy, whiskey,rum,Tequilla,a couple of after dinner types like a baileys or caramel liquor .And always keep mix for bloody marys some juice in house and cola and seven or sour.Nice to have lemon and lime, a few beers, and some wine too.That should cover most people Or just consider what guests you are having and what they like.
- http://www.lamplighters.com/pages/liquor_list.htm Check this out!!
- a lock to keep the kids out.
- The brands depend on whether you want to go "top shelf" or not. For instance, Grey Goose is the best vodka. But if you may not want to spend $35 a bottle. For scotch, go for a single-malt like Glenlivet. The single-malts are better than blended. Bombay is a good gin.
- Hi Daisy I would start with the basics. At least two varieties of each. VODKA: Grey Goose and Ketel one BOURBON: Elmer T. Lee and Woodford reserve (these are sipping bourbons not for mixing) SCOTCH (single malt) The Dalmore and Highland park GIN: Saphire or Tanguery RUM: Captain Morgan for mixing and for sippin Pyrat XO and Cruzan Then switch over to your wines 2 RED: Merlot and a Shiraz 2 WHITE: a Chardonnay and a sweeter Reisling
- Haggis and Kimchee. Johnny Walker, Capn. Morgan, Jamacan Apple butter rum... Mmmmm RumMMMM, I don't drink anymore, but that's a good start...
- Burnett's Flavored Vodka Jack Daniels bourbon Captain Morgon's Spiced Rum Jim Beam Baily's Irish Cream Southern Comfort Jagermeister Jose Cuervo JB Scotch Kahlua Sauza Tequila Wild Turkey Schnapps – Several flavors And a heavy lock to keep out the children!
- I think a good liquor cabinet needs the bare basics. The odds are that you'll be doing mixed drinks, so there is no need for expensive liquors either. The real key to your question is actually more of the mixers. As far as the Liquors........ 1 basic Vodka...unless you're planning on doing shots/Martinis I would not waste my money on premium/expensive brands. Absolut is fairly inexpensive, and certainly decent. Popov I think gets my vote for best cheap vodka. If you want to impress the priciest are Belvedere and Grey Goose, but personally I think the best tasting vodka is Kettle 1. 2. A basic bourbon (see reasoning of vodka)....Jack Daniels is a good basic. 3. A basic Gin....almost no one drinks Gin martinis anymore...and no one drinks it in shots....so go for a cheapie. Certainly nothing fancier then a basic Bombay. 4. Splurge for a nice scotch.....people will drink scotch straight...and you do get what you pay for.....a somewhat reasonable nice single malt is Glenlivet. Personally I'm addicted to Llagavulin (sp?) 5. Any triple sex 6. A basic rum 7. One decent brandy for after dinner drinks....splurge here. 8. Grenadine (for the girlie drinkers) 9. Rosa's lime juice.....nice and cheap One sweeter appertif liquer....something like amaretto
- Each bar should have some congac, vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey and brandy two types top and bottom shelf bottom Top Shelf Liquors: Hennessy (reg and v.s.o.p) Remey Martin (reg and v.s.o.p) Hypnotiq Greygoose Beveldere Smirnoff Patrone Quevo 1800 (gold or silver) Bottom Shelf: Crown Royal Barcardi Rum Martel Christian Brothers Seacrems (gin of vodka) Absoulute etc...these are used for mixed drinks like dacories the top shelf is for people who really drink and like the flavor you also need lemons, olives, limes and cherrys club soda and a blender and that should do it for a starter bar that is.