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Bar Essentials for Making Cocktails at Home


If you fancy drinking cocktails from the comfort of your own home, make sure you stock up on bar essentials. So what will you need to make this happen? What are the essential beverages can you make?

Filmmaker and chef Andrew Rea of Binging With Babish answers these questions in a video.

In the video, Rea makes a number of drinks, most of which we’ve already made. These are:

Bar essentials grocery list

As a final tip, make sure you always stock your bar with the following ingredients:

  • Angostura Bitters
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Simple syrup
  • Vodka
  • Ginger beer
  • Sweet vermouth
  • Campari
  • Olive juice
  • Olives
  • Bourbon
  • Salt
  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Mint
  • Sugar
  • White rum
  • Soda water/club soda

Having your bar fully stocked would let you craft the drinks we make weekly.