Stocking a Home Bar, or Presents for Me!
I have repeatedly complained to my friend Jacob that I can’t take up his
hobby trade of mixology because the initial investment seems too costly relative to my current set of related skills (which basically include reading recipies, doing basic math, and consuming alcohol).
Jacob apparently got tired of my whining, and has responded with a couple of excellent posts detailing the bartending equipment and liquor supplies necessary to start a quality home bar. As I suspected, it’s quite costly, but at least now I have a decent checklist to work from.
I realize this is a bit late for Christmas, but if anyone is looking for good birthday/New Year’s/Valentine’s/Festivus/MLK/Casmir Pulaski/ultra-pre-engagement/just-for-the-heck-of-it gifts to surprise/bribe me with, these checklists would be a good place to start. In return, I will attempt to mix a drink for you using whatever you get me. Although at this stage in my education, you may not find that a particularly compelling incentive….
I’ll even periodically repost the list crossing off the items I no longer need so you won’t risk duplication — see how thoughtful I am? :) Current count of supplies: no equipment and about 15 eclectic liqueurs left over from a recent speakeasy night held at my place. I will update with specifics when I return to DC next week.