Creating craft cocktails at home can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. I personally prefer easy, and if you’re set up right, even complicated drinks can be simple to make.
Once you’ve settled on a budget, you will need to decide what to buy, where to store it and where you will make your cocktails. The following are some thoughts on these subjects.
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Putting it all together
The Old Fashioned
The first cocktail. It is a base liquor, usually rye or bourbon, plus bitters and a sweetener. That’s it. No red candy cherries and no muddling orange peels. So check out these examples to get started
Either gin or vodka. Add a fortified wine, typically vermouth, and stir. Sorry James. This cocktail is easy to make and to customize. Look here for examples
A popular classic cocktail that has remained virtually the same for decades. Check out the classic and some variations here.
The famous drink from Mexico. Use good tequila and fresh lime. Here are a few easy recipes.
This is a wide ranging group of drinks. From a whiskey sour to Tiki drinks, they’re booze and juice. Look here and start shaking.