20 Bottle Bar: The 20 Bottles of Alcohol We Suggest You Buy + 5 Bitters

Here is the CMC 20 Bottle Bar suggestion, these are the 20 bottles of alcohol we suggest you buy for your home bar. This suggestion comes from Aiden Lodo, one of our channel members.

Aiden wanted to know what 20 bottles we suggest for a home bar along side 5 bitters to add to the cocktail collection. With these 20 bottles you’ll be able to make a bunch of cocktails from our show and have a good selection of quality spirits for many to come.

Be aware: We didn’t shoot for the cheapest spirits, this collection includes what we suggest, with some alternatives if you can’t find or obtain these products. Here is our list:

Also, need bitters?

Core Spirits:
Ocean Vodka — alternative Titos Vodka (or, quite frankly, anything)
Plantation 3 Star — alternative Bacardi Silver
Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum — alternative Appleton
Captain Morgan Private Stock — alternative Bacardi Oakheart
Lemon Hart 151 — alternative DonQ / Hamilton 151
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Knob Creek Rye, 100 proof
Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila — alternative a mid-shelf 100% de agave
Leyenda Durango Mezcal — alternative Montelobos (easier to get)
Bulldog Gin (London Dry) — alternative Bombay East

Liqueurs / Creams:
Coole Swan Irish cream
Patron Citronge (cheaper than Cointreau), alternative — any orange liqueur $15+
Patron XO Cafe (coffee liqueur)
Disaronno Amaretto
St Germaine Elderfower — alternative st. elder

Aperitif / Bitter:
Luxardo Maraschino
Amaro Nonino

Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth

Need one more bottle for your bar?
Absinthe — substitute for elderflower if you value tiki drinks over gin and champagne drinks

Peychaud’s Bitters
Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Regans Orange Bitters
Bittercube Corazon Bitters
Boy Drinks World Seranno Bitters
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