If you go about constructing a versatile at-home cocktail bar with a limit of just nine bottles, an initial impulse might urge you toward filling those nine precious slots with as many types of liquor and spirits as you can. That ought to cover your bases for the largest number of cocktails, right? With a vodka, a gin, a whiskey, a tequila, and so on, you probably think that suddenly you're able to mix up practically anything. Wrong.
The 9-Bottle Bar has a mix of spirit and liquors as its base, but the supporting players are just as important. Take one of our optional extras, for instance: grenadine.