Ingredients for in the Bar

Example of a cocktail

When you want to stock a bar you'll need both alcoholic as non-alcoholic beverages. In the table you'll find a collection of drinks that you can use to stock your bar. Please note that you don't have to buy all the drinks. Just begin with the one's you can use in the cocktails you want to make.

The basics

The most fundamental and distinction making ingredient of the cocktail is called: the basis. This ingredient is most likely makes about 50% of the cocktail (in some rare occasions even about 75%). The basis is always made out of one (1) strong alcoholic drink. Such as: gin (in a martini) and rum (in a Daiquiri). In some special cases whoever it is possible to take two (2) differed drinks as a basis for a cocktail.

Mixers

This ingredient, in combination with the basis, that characteristics the cocktail. Whoever it isn't the purpose that the mixer dominates the cocktail. It stays on the background.

The mixers are roughly categorised in three (3) sub categories:

  1. Aromatics;
  2. Fruit juices;
  3. Various.

Color and flavorings

These contain liquors as non-alcoholic juice syrups. They are used to color the cocktail. Never may they be allowed to dominate the drink. Therefore is it wise to dose the amount you put in the cocktail in drops.

Basis Brandy, Cognac, Gin, Rum, Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka
Mixers Aromatica Wine dry Vermouth
sweet Vermouth
Dubonnet
Sherry
Bitters Angostura Bitters
Abbot's Aged
Lemon bitters Orange
Lemon
Various Amer Picon
Campari
Fernet Branca
Fruit Juices Apple
Blackberry
Citrus
Cranberry
Grape
Grapefruit
Mango
Orange
Orange/pineapple
Passion fruit
Raspberry
Strawberry
Tomato
Various Coconut milk
Cream
Egg
Milk
Sugar
Color and flavorings Syrups Grenadine
Orgeat
Mint
Raspberry
Liquors Advocaat
Amaretto
Anisette
Apricot
Baileys
Bénédictine
Charteuse
Cointreau
Crème de Drambuie Galliano
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