Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bachelorette's Bar: The Basics

I don't drink a whole lot, but I do appreciate my Wine Wednesday nights (local group of wine-goers who meet up to enjoy wine) and I love a good drink.  My biggest pet peeve: having to explain to the bartender that when I use the term "soda" I mean "soda water" not sprite or coke or whatever.

If you are planning on having a little bachelorette bar, you will want to know the basics.

Barware

The basic barware consists of:
  • Shaker
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Strainer
  • Ice Bag (if you want to be fancy)

 Glasses

Glasses are important.  If you pour everything into a plastic cup, only because they're cheap, then you come off looking cheap.  The ideal thing to have is a handful of the glasses that usually use.  For instance, if you hate brandy, don't buy a brandy snifter.  If you really like whiskey sours, buy a sours glass.  Simple.





 The Staples

When you start to get alcohol for your bachelorette bar, consider the drinks you plan on making.  Do you want a wide selection or a simple selection based on what you drink?  Do you want to have supplies on hand to make a manly drink?

The usual bar staples are:
  • Vodka
  • Whiskey or Scotch
  • Rum (light or dark)
  • Tequila
  • Gin
  • Cognac
  • Citrus juice (lime or lemon)
  • Grenadine
  • Mixers (tonic water, soda water, vermouth, sours mix, bloody mary mix, daquiri mix, etc)

 What kind of bachelorette bar do you have?  What's your favorite drink?

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