How to plan your own cocktail party at home - the 6 bottles you need - Harboro

By: the Cocktail Shaker Boys  23/03/2009
Keywords: cocktails, cocktail parties, cocktail party

Advice on how to plan your own cocktail party at home. There are 6 bottles you need to get you started if you're planning a cocktail party at home in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Clipston, Lubenham, Langtons, Kibworth, Hallaton, Medbourne, Husbands Bosworth or other parts of the Welland Valley.

We'll cover the basics of how most cocktails are made up in a separate article over the coming weeks, because once you get the hang of how cocktails are constructed it will give you more of an idea on how to make up your own. And we do - and it's great fun. After all what could be more fun than sitting by the fire (or on your patio in summer) sipping your own made up cocktails ?

For now we'll start with the basic ingredients. Most cocktails have either a spirit or liqueur as their base and the vast majority 90% or so contain a spirit. The good news is that there are only 6 of these : so if you want to start your own bottle collection these are the 6 must haves. The 6 to buy are ;

    * Whisky
    * Gin
    * Vodka
    * Rum
    * Brandy
    * Tequila

Of course each of these further subdivide into types so for instance for whisky, you can buy Scotch, Irish, Bourbon etc, but we'd suggest whichever one you prefer. And no Southern Comfort isn't a whisky, it's a liqueur so don't put that in place of whisky in your recipes.

The next things you're likely to buy are glasses, some straws and an inspiring cocktail recipe book, there are many in Waterstones, but if you're planning your own cocktail party at home, these are the 6 bottles you need. Happy partying - and remember staying in is the new going out. It's a recession beater ! 

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