I have a pretty empty bar and don't know where to start. Suggest some cocktails with basic ingredients that I should invest in and can use a lot later.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a couple of cocktails that are made with basic ingredients that you should consider investing in for your bar. These cocktails include simple ingredients such as vodka, lime juice, lemon juice, and white vermouth. They are easy to make and versatile, so you can use these ingredients for a variety of cocktails.
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Basic ingredients


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What are some basic ingredients to stock in a home bar?

Essential ingredients for a home bar include vodka, gin, rum, tequila, citrus juices like lemon and lime, simple syrup, and mixers like soda or tonic water.

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Can I make a variety of cocktails with just a few basic ingredients?

Yes, with a few versatile ingredients like vodka, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup, you can make a wide range of classic and refreshing cocktails.

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How can I start building my home bar on a budget?

Start by buying versatile and affordable spirits like vodka and gin, along with some basic mixers. Over time, you can add more specialized alcohols and ingredients as your collection grows.

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What are some beginner-friendly cocktails to make at home?

Beginner-friendly cocktails include Vodka Gimlet, Gin and Tonic, and simple mixed drinks like rum and cola. These require minimal ingredients and are easy to prepare.

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Is it necessary to have multiple types of alcohol in a home bar?

While not necessary, having a variety of alcohols like vodka, gin, rum, and tequila allows you to create a broader range of cocktails and cater to different tastes.

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