Welcome to Home Bar Network!
We want to make sure everyone is as prepared as possible to make cocktails on Dec. 10th, so we’ve compiled a shopping list of ingredients and tools you will need for class. Don’t worry, if you prefer to watch and not mix along with us, that’s fine too!
For those who want the full experience, here’s what you’ll need. (Full Amazon shopping list at bottom of page!)
*Note: The tools we’ve chosen are the exact tools we’ve used behind the bar for years, and if you take care of them, they’ll last you a lifetime. These tools will give you the best result when used in the manner we’ll teach you! However, if you’ve already got things at home that you’re comfortable using, it is still possible to achieve a great result! If you’re not ready to make the investment, CLICK HERE for a list of alternative tools you probably already have in your kitchen.
Setting up your workstation:
Before we start the class, make sure that you have a clean area to work in and make sure all your cocktail ingredients and tools are within reach. It’s also good to have a clean towel handy for drying your hands and one laid out on your table to work on.
Pro tip: Have a glass of water handy to cleanse your palette and keep hydrated!
MOJITO (Original & Mocktail)
1 Cup Granulated Sugar, boiled with 1 Cup of water until dissolved (simple syrup)
1 Large Lime, cut into small wedges
3 Sprigs Fresh Mint
1 Bottle Soda Water
1 Cup Ice, preferably crushed or nugget ice
2 oz White Rum
.75 oz Simple Syrup
8 Mint Leaves
4 Lime Wedges
Float Soda Water
Martini Glass or Coupe
1 Bottle Vodka — Titos, Grey Goose, Ketel One, Belvedere – just pick your favorite!
1 jar of Green Olives
1 small bottle of Dolin Dry Vermouth *optional*
1 Cup Ice
Large & Small Shaker Tins / Cocktail Shaker
Fine Mesh Strainer
3 oz Vodka or Gin
.75 oz Olive Juice
.25 oz Dry Vermouth *optional*
Old Fashioned Glass / Rocks Glass
1 Bottle Rye or Bourbon Whiskey — Rye will lend to a boozier, spicier Old Fashioned, Bourbon will achieve a sweeter result. It’s all preference! Our most affordable favorites are: Rittenhouse Rye, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, or Bulleit (they make rye and bourbon).
1 Bottle Angostura Bitters
1 Large Orange
1 Cup Ice
1 Large Ice Cube *this is optional, but is will make your Old Fashioned look great! Ice molds can be found here.
2 oz Whiskey
3 – 4 dashes Angostura
1 Orange Peel
RECOMMENDED BAR TOOLS SHOPPING LIST:
or CLICK HERE for a list alternative bar tools you probably have in your kitchen now!