Start the Year Off Right by getting your bar up for the challenge. Right now, it’s the NFL Playoffs & Big Game ahead. Not to mention, Valentine’s Day. Soon it will be March Madness & St. Patty’s Day. Heading into spring, there is Easter & Memorial Day. Fast forward to Summer, with July 4th & Labor Day. Fall eschews in Halloween & Thanksgiving. Winding up the year with the winter holiday season & Christmas.
Don’t forget the personal celebrations, such birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers & graduations. Getting all set from the beginning will make entertaining easier all year long.
Make entertaining easy by having all the right ingredients to mix up cocktails all year long.
Why not make the time to have everything on hand that you will need to meet the challenge of serving up a variety of wonderful cocktails. While a home bar should be well stocked with essential liquors and mixers, it does not need to reflect a professional establishment. That would be too expensive and wasteful.
The six essential liquors are vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, brandy and tequila. Having a good selection of these will enable you to mix up a wide range of cocktails on whim.
Here Are Our Suggestions of Affordable Liquors, Liqueurs that Should Get You Started:
Keep in mind that you obviously should adjust according to your tastes, as well as your wallet. Upgrade to a higher liquor can make for a better tasting cocktail!
- 3 Vodkas (Tito’s, Smirnoff Orange Flavored Vodka & Vanilla Flavored Vodka)
- 2 Gins (Tanqueray & Bombay Sapphire)
- 2 Rums (Bacardi & Captain Morgan)
- 2 Tequilas (Jose Cuervo Gold & Patron Silver)
- 2 Whiskeys ( Jack Daniels & Jameson)
- 1 Bourbon (Makers Mark)
- 1 Brandy (E&J Brandy)
- Most Used Liqueurs (Baileys, Kahlua, Gran Marnier, Amaretto, Aperol, Cointreau)
Basic Mixers & Other Essentials to Have on Hand:
Below is a list of the basic mixers and accompaniments needed to create some of the most basic of cocktails.
- Club Soda
- Sour & Margarta Mix
- Variety of Juices (Orange, Cranberry, Pineapple, Grapefruit)
- Dry & Sweet Vermouth
- Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
- Fresh fruit for Garnishing (Lemons, Limes, Oranges)
- Maraschino Cherries
- Cocktail Onions
- Kosher Salt & Sugar for Coating Rim of Glass
Finally, don’t forget to stock up on your favorite beers and wines. Tri-State Liquors has the lowest prices on beverages located in tax-free Delaware, just over the I95 PA / DE line Naamans Rd. Exit.
Let’s face it, beer and weekends go together … they just do.
Tri-State Liquors has a full line of ice cold Kegs in stock. We got all your beverage needs covered and we are conveniently located in beautiful TAX-FREE Delaware with easy access from I-95.