The Essentials: spirits and ingredients part 1 – Liquors

A while back I asked you, my dear readers, what segments you’d like to see next here at Experiments From The Bar.  The topic that got the most votes was a new entry in the Building Your Home Bar category, where I gave my thoughts on the essential liquors and liqueurs that every home bar needs.  Well, here we are a month later, and I’m proud to share with you the first of a series of posts on what it takes to get yourself provisioned for creating and enjoying some fine libations.

When it comes to making cocktails, there are four overall groups of ingredients, as I see it: liquors, liqueurs, mixers, and garnishes.  We’ll be looking at all four over the coming weeks but today we’ll get started with foundation of cocktails: liquors.  Without further ado, let’s dive into it! (more…)