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What are three types of alcohol that every bar should stock?

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asked over 6 years ago

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour

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added over 6 years ago

I'd vote vodka, bourbon, and gin.

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sdebrango
sdebrango

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added over 6 years ago

vodka, rum gin

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beyondcelery
added over 6 years ago

Whiskey, gin, and brandy. This keeps the whiskey lovers happy, the gluten-free people less paranoid, and appeals to a wide range of ages and palates (especially if the brandy's applejack). It's also easy to use any of these straight up or in either sweet or savory cocktails; they all have a lot of versatility. If you also stock a few homemade mixers or garnishes (ginger syrup, cherry bitters, preserved cherries, rosemary syrup, flavored vinegar), your guests will feel like royalty.

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wssmom
added over 6 years ago

Wow, that's a tough one. Only three? The simplest options are a quality vodka, such as elit by Stolichnaya; a solid bourbon, like Maker's Mark, and Hendrick's gin, plus assorted mixers such as tonic water, cranberry juice, orange juice, seltzer, ginger ale, cola, etc. That being said, what I like to do in addition to the basics is to feature some kind of not-too-sweet punch such as Amanda's 19th Century Roman Punch (http://www.food52.com/recipes...) which, like sharing a wine at dinner, allows the guests to share in and experience the same drink.

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SKK
SKK
added over 6 years ago

I can't do three - scotch, bourbon, rum, gin, vodka and brandy. That is five. And they should be good quality.

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boulangere
boulangere

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added over 6 years ago

I can't do three either. Vodka, gin, scotch, and a good microbrew.

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Helen's All Night Diner
added over 6 years ago

Vodka, some nice liqueurs, and sparkling wine...

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mrslarkin
added over 6 years ago

I'm hoping most people will already have vodka/bourbon/gin/tequila etc. in their cardboard box in the dining room closet, I mean liquor cupboard. That said, for a rockin' good time, get a bottle of Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, a bottle of St. Germaine, and a bottle of sweet vermouth. Cheers!

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SKK
SKK
added over 6 years ago

Can't believe we forgot tequila! Thanks for the reminder!