You have great taste, but you don’t have to start with high-end liquor when you are just beginning a collection. Whether you’re an entertainer who loves to invite people over to his/her place and party the night away or solitary that likes nothing more than a peaceful and relaxing time at home, it’s always a good idea to stock up on some home bar essentials.
Start with the basics and keep enough on hand to keep guests happy. It doesn’t take expertise or years of experience to get a fully stocked bar or liquor collection going. All you need is the desire to invest. While there isn’t a single “ideal” approach to shopping for a liquor collection, buying bottles according to category and cocktail is a useful strategy.
Being your own bartender is always fun and more convenient too! No more trips to the bar if you’re craving a fancy cocktail. With the right mixology essentials at your disposal, you can easily create one yourself and we will even help you with how to do it.
BEGIN WITH THE BASICS
Your liquor collection should be worthwhile. It needs to be of superb quality and taste without breaking your wallet. Keep a list with you as you get started and use it as a guideline for building your booze collection. You’ll have a fully stocked bar before you know it.
Types of Alcohol You Need at Home
Ah, alcohol, of course. What can be more exciting than stocking up on all those glorious and colorful bottles of spirits? It can be overwhelming as there are just so many to choose from which ones you need to have a steady supply on. Don’t worry though, Bunnyville Liquors will help you decide and suggest the best alcohol to build the home bar of your dreams.
Spring Vodka: Whether knocked back on the ice or stirred (never shaken) into an ice-cold martini, this vodka is a definite crowd pleaser. Vodka fans will appreciate you keeping your vodka in the freezer. This liquor won’t freeze—instead, it will become refreshingly ice cold.
It’s a versatile spirit we recommend you should always have in your home bar as it mixes well into any cocktail, such as classic drinks like Cosmopolitans and Bloody Mary.
Palace Gin- London Dry Gin: It is many a cocktail’s main ingredients. You will find that a lot of classic cocktails such as martini, Negroni, and the citrus-flavored Tom Collins have gin on them. As a neutral spirit, gin is so versatile that it instantly adds a wonderful flavor and aroma to most cocktails. It is made from juniper berries and a variety of natural botanical flavors that goes well with your favorite drinks. London Dry Gin is the most popular type of gin and is the oldest commercially available gin in the world. Mainly used for a gin and tonic or a martini.
Formosa Superior White Rum: It is another spirit that gives off a sexy, summertime vibe. All the more reason why you should have it on your list as a home bar essential. Like vodka, tequila, whiskey, and gin, rum is also a versatile drink that brings life to classic cocktail drinks. With rum, you can recreate classic favorites such as a Daiquiri, Mojito, and Piña Colada.
There is a reason why a popular cocktail concoction is called a Tequila Sunrise. Tequila represents happy days, a drink that’s perfect for chillin’ and basking in the beach, sand, and a refreshing glass of margarita, another famous tequila-infused drink. Although Margarita is the most popularly known tequila-infused cocktail, you can also create other cocktail recipes like a Paloma with its delicious pairing of lime juice and grapefruit.
Popular as a Jack and coke. Many also drink it straight with some water or ice. So, if you’re feeling adventurous and wanted to try to create your versions of bourbon classics such as a Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or Mai Tai, you’d better be prepared to have premium quality whiskey with you at your mini bar. No matter where you are in the world, there is always a whiskey that’s perfect for your taste and preferences.
The possibilities for these liquors are endless. You will run into a huge variety of drink mixtures. Stick with middle-of-the-road prices if you are just beginning. A bar stocked with these fine spirits, mixers, and garnishes will be a welcome reward at the end of a long day or the beginning of a fun Saturday night with friends. Now that you have the basics, let the fun begin with a search for must-haves in your collection, fun, unique, and rare to impress your guests.
First in line is beer, a well-stocked bar is incomplete without beer on it. Whether in a can or bottle, beer should always be a bar staple. If you are into simple, refreshing drinks without the fuss but with a lot of buzzes, then you’ve got to love that hoppy feeling that only an ice-cold beer can give. Beer can also be combined with wine as this unique drink proves.
Wine lovers will truly appreciate your efforts in creating an impressive wine collection. Wine is sipped slowly, and unless you have large crowds, a few bottles kept in stock should suffice. If you’re a wine aficionado, then you focus on wine more seriously.
Keep a variety of reds and whites for different tastes and pairings. Like beer, keep the temperature in mind for storage. Consider investing in a wine refrigerator for wines that must be kept cold.
Flavored wines will always be trendy as these are unique flavored wines that are mild and could make the conversation going. Best enjoyed with family and friends, accompanied by great food. Flavored wines will always make you remember a certain memory that’ll give you warmth and joy.
Here is the list of Bunnyvilles wine you can collect with a wide variety of flavors to choose from :
Bunnyville Plum (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Mulberry (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Kumquat (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Lemon (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Honey (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Lychee (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Pineapple (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Rose (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Coffee (700ml/ 20% alcohol content)
Bunnyville Chocolate (700ml/20% alcohol content)
These are just some ideas to get you thinking about what you need. Now, it’s time to add some garnishes and mixers. Keep these on hand along with your new basic liquor collection.
Fruit (cherries, oranges, limes, lemons)
Simple sugar (boil one cup of sugar with one cup of water and allow to cool, then store in a container in the refrigerator)
Sodas (cola, sprite, tonic)
HOSTING YOUR GUESTS:
Now that you’ve read this guide to starting a liquor collection, it is time to prepare to serve your guests. Keep a variety of glassware on hand, such as beer glasses and wine glasses. You can also get glasses designed for a variety of mixed drinks, bourbons, and whiskeys.
Decide on where you will store everything. Keep the area neat and clean—avoid clutter. Get creative with bar ideas. You can turn unused cabinets or a cool old hutch into a bar counter.
Have plenty of ice ready to go and an ice bucket at the bar area if possible.
And now, simply enjoy. Your hard work and effort in preparing and investing will pay off as your guests consider you a welcoming and excellent host.