5 Essentials For Any Liquor Cabinet

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stock a liquor cabinet If you're putting a liquor cabinet together from scratch — and everyone has to start somewhere, right? — you can put a decent one together for about $100 or so. Doing so will give you and your guests ample drink options, which will certainly come in handy if someone you're dating drops in for a post-date cocktail.   bourbon #1. BOURBON Whiskey is blowing up in popularity. In 2012, whiskey sales outpaced those of gin, vodka, and tequila for the first time. Our suggestion: Go with bourbon; it's a type of whiskey that has no additives other than water, and it's sweeter than other whiskeys because of the amount of corn used in its production. Varsity: Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey ($37) This 10-year-old Bourbon scored a "Gold Outstanding" at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). JV: Maker’s Mark ($30) It's not too pricey but still good enough to drink neat. Make a Whiskey Sour: • 1.5-2 oz. whiskey • .75-1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice • 1 tsp. sugar • Cherry or lemon wedge as garnish (optional)