Necessary Supplies for Your Bar

Part of the Bartending For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Bartending, even at home, requires lots of supplies, mixers, and garnishes. In addition to beer, wine, liquors, and liqueurs, a decent home bar should have the following supplies if you plan on serving cocktails. You need one bottle of the following mixers for every five guests:

Cola or diet cola Lime juice
Cranberry juice Orange juice
Ginger ale Pineapple juice
Grapefruit juice Seltzer water or club soda
Lemon juice or lemon mix Tomato juice
Lemon-Lime soda Tonic water

You also need these fruits, garnishes, and seasonings:

Lemon twists Angostura bitters
Lime and lemon wedges Salt and pepper
Maraschino cherries Superfine sugar
Olives Tabasco sauce
Orange slices Worcestershire sauce
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