How to shop for a bar on a BUDGET

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Today I’m showing you what bottles I’d buy to build out my bar – on a budget! Buying alcohol for your bar can get expensive pretty quickly, and I know a lot of people can relate, so I gave myself a strict $100 budget to go out and buy some bottles I could start a home bar with. This was trickier than it sounds because I couldn’t get every bottle I wanted! I then gave myself an additional $100 to expand upon the list – you’d think this would make things easier, but it wasn’t. I didn’t always go for the cheapest options, and I didn’t buy in bulk (that’s where the real value is). In some cases I went with higher quality in smaller volumes because I use those ingredients as modifiers in smaller measurements. In the end I came in under budget to get the bottles I needed to make some of my favorite cocktails (recipes listed below)! Of course, cater your list to the drinks you enjoy or want to explore – but here’s the direction I took things. Cheers!

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Intro: 0:00
$100 Core List: 2:05
Shaker & Spoon: 7:40
$200 Expansion Pack: 8:54
Cocktail Examples (List 1): 13:16
Cocktail Examples (List 2): 14:13
Sign off: 15:17

2 oz. (60 ml) Rum
3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. (15 ml) semi-rich simple syrup (1.5:1 sugar:water)
Lime wheel garnish

1.5 oz. (45 ml) Rum
1/2 oz. (15 ml) Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz. (15 ml) fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. (15 ml) homemade grenadine
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Lime twist garnish

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