If you want the perfect home bar for hosting parties and mixing cocktails, these essentials will cover all the bases.
In this video from the Cocktail Chemistry YouTube channel, you'll learn about the basic liquors and other ingredients required for a full service bar.
To get started with your own, you need bourbon, rye, vodka, tequila and two different types of rum. You also should pick up different types of vermouth and bitters, as well as an Apéritif, like Campari, Aperol, or Cynar.
You can find a complete shopping list of these items at the Cocktail Chemistry web site. With these items you'll be able to mix almost every classic cocktail to please your guests, but if you want more options, you can always pick up a few other popular mixers.