I'm so happy to announce I am starting a Happy Hour link party at Henrietta's House! This will happen every Wednesday. Link your barware settings, favorite cocktail recipe, or appetizers!
So before we start this party, let's go over a few bar basics. According to The Bar Guide by Williams-Sonoma, you need to stock your bar with the basics to be ready for cocktails.
Here's what you need:
Spirits - bourbon, whiskey, gin, rum, Scotch, tequila, vodka
Liqueurs - Kahlua, sambuca, Southern Comfort, triple sec, anisette, apricot brandy, creme de menthe
Wines - dry white and red, sparkling, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth
Beers - domestic, lager, small selection of locally made microbrews
Mixers and Modifiers
Essential Mixers - juices, waters, sodas
Essential Modifiers - bitters, grenadine, sweetened lime juice (such as Rose's), simple syrup, sweet-and-sour mix
Garnishes and Accents
Essential - olives, cherries, black pepper, coarse salt, cocktail onions, granulated sugar, horseradish, hot sauce, sugar cubes, Worcestershire sauce
Extras - bananas, candies, celery, cinnamon sticks, cloves, coffee beans, cucumber, pineapple and other fruit
Tools and Supplies - bar spoon, shaker and strainer, bottle/can opener, citrus reamer, corkscrew, cutting board, ice bucket, scoop, jigger, mixing glass, paring knife, straws, swizzle sticks
Mixed Drinks and Cocktails - martini glasses, highball glasses, Collins glasses, Old-Fashioned glasses, brandy snifters, sherry copitas
Wine - red wine glasses, white wine glasses, all-purpose wine glasses, Champagne glasses
Beer - mugs or Pilsners
For a complete list, check out The Bar Guide by Williams-Sonoma!
So get your best cocktail recipe ready and dust off those glasses! Join the Happy Hour link party this Wednesday!!