Many of you would love to start a home bar, but don’t really know where to start. One of the most often recommended ideas is to start with a cocktail that you like, buy the ingredients for that and then work from there. Using those items you can discover new cocktails utilizing the same ingredients, or make similar cocktails while adding a bottle at a time as needed for additional drinks.

Another way is to buy the basic 4 spirits (gin, vodka, rum, whiskey) and discover what you can make from there. Brian over at Digital Mixologist has put up a great post on getting into cocktails for $100. It is a great list of ingredients, and I probably couldn’t have said it any better..