The Cocktail Hour Tips

The Cocktail Hour

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  • Building the Bar

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    Creating a full cocktail bar can be expensive, so build your bar over time. Start with the liquors, liqueurs and mixers needed for your personal favorites. Then, ask new guests in advance what they like to drink, and add to … Continue reading

  • Drink Smarts

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    Keep a drink reference guide near the bar set-up so you can easily look up your guests’ favorites and be the host with the most. Check out The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich.

  • Bar Equipment for Beginners

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    Basic specialty bar equipment includes a cocktail shaker and a shot glass – anything else you might need is probably already sitting in a cupboard somewhere. That zester in your tool drawer? That’ll work for the bar, too! When you’re … Continue reading

  • Glassware for Gimlets?

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    The proper glass for a specific drink lends sophistication and style to any gathering, but never let convention keep you or your guest from enjoying anything from the bar. Basic glassware for the bar includes a tall glass (often called … Continue reading

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