Starting out to build your home bar can be super intimidating, so here are some resources help new home bar enthusiasts build out a base collection that is focused on cocktail creation and optimized for versatility. I know it’s difficult to invest a ton of money and pick up everything at once, so I’ve split these up into different parts based on your personal tastes, so you can pick your favorite(s) and build out your collection from there!
- Bar Tools : The basics you need for any type of mixing at home
- Whiskey Focus : Ingredients you need to create versatile whiskey-based cocktails
- Gin Focus : Ingredients you need to create versatile gin-based cocktails
- Rum Focus : Ingredients you need to create versatile rum-based cocktails
- Classics Focus : Ingredients you need to create a variety of classic cocktails similar to ones you find at speakeasy-style bars
- Supplemental Spirits : Additional bottles to help improve the versatility of your ingredient collection