How Do I Stock My First Home Bar?

published Jul 29, 2015
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Q: I am setting up a home bar for the first time and would like recommendations on what types of liquors and other ingredients would make for a good “starter bar,” with sufficient versatility but not a lot of things that would just sit around unused.

We like gin-based drinks (Beehive is a great local gin for us), and my husband likes scotch. We’re interested in trying vodka-based drinks too, but rum is generally a bit sweet for us. Any recommendations to get us started?

Sent by Sally

Editor: Last year we ran a column called the The 9-Bottle Bar that was focused on building an efficient and versatile home bar without spending a fortune.

Readers, any recommendations for Sally on stocking her home bar?