base spirits, mixers and bar supplies for your at-home cocktail party photo by greg rannells

Party Bar: 9 bottles, 19 cocktails, $150, 1 hell of a party


What you need to bring the cocktail party home


Base Spirits
Eclipse Restaurant’s bar manager Seth Wahlman recommended these bottles because they’re affordable, work for mixing into cocktails and are also good to enjoy on their own.


* Broker’s London dry gin
* Rittenhouse rye whiskey
* El Dorado 5-year aged rum


Mixers and Garnishes
* Angostura bitters
* Sweet vermouth
* Dry vermouth
* Campari
* Grenadine
* Simple syrup (1 part sugar dissolved in 1 part water)
* Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
* Lemon peel
* Club soda
* Ice
* Sugar cubes


Equipment
* Jigger
* Boston shaker
* Long-handled spoon


All bottles and bar supplies are available at Randall's Wine & Spirits. 1910 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314.865.0199; 14201 Manchester Road, Manchester, 636.527.1002



RECIPIES


Old-Fashioned
1 serving


1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 oz. spirit (gin, whiskey or rum)
Lemon peel for garnish


• Place the sugar cube in a rocks glass, soak with the bitters, then muddle with a spoon. Add a large ice cube, pour in the spirit and stir. Garnish with the lemon peel.


Sour Family
1 serving


1½ oz. spirit (gin, whiskey or rum)
¾ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup


• Pour all ingredients in a shaker ¾ full of ice and shake 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.


daisy cocktail // photo by greg rannells


Daisy Cocktails
1 serving


2 oz. spirit (gin, whiskey or rum)
1 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. grenadine
½ tsp. simple syrup
Club soda


• Pour the spirit, lemon juice, grenadine and simple syrup in a shaker ¾ full of ice and shake 10 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with club soda.


Boulevardier
1 serving


1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth


• Pour all ingredients in a large glass ¾ full with ice and stir at least 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.


collins // photo by greg rannells


Collins
1 serving


2 oz. spirit (gin, whiskey or rum)
1 oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
2 oz. club soda
Lemon peel for garnish


• Combine the spirit, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker ¾ full with ice and shake 10 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice, top with the club soda and garnish with the lemon peel.


Martini
1 serving


3 oz. gin
½ oz. dry vermouth
Lemon peel for garnish


• Pour all ingredients in a large glass ¾ full with ice and stir at least 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with the lemon peel.


manhattan // photo by greg rannells


Manhattan
1 serving


2 oz. rye whiskey or rum
1 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Lemon peel for garnish


• Pour all ingredients in a large glass ¾ full with ice and stir at least 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with the lemon peel.


Old Pal
1 serving


1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. dry vermouth


• Pour all ingredients in a large glass ¾ full with ice and stir at least 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.


Americano
1 serving


1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Club soda
• Fill a Collins glass with ice, add Campari and vermouth, then top with club soda.


Negroni
1 serving


1 oz. gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth


• Pour all ingredients in a large glass ¾ full with ice and stir at least 20 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.





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