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Belly Up to the Bar Cart: Essential Items and Cocktail Recipes

BELLY UP TO THE BAR CART Essential Items and Cocktail Recipes BAR CART OVERHAUL STEP 1 REMOVE EVERYTHING FROM BAR CART STEP 2 THROW OUT EXPIRED LIQUOR BASE SPIRITS BASE SPIRITS (UNOPENED) (OPENED) Good for up to 1 year after opening Unopened bottles of hard liquor will keep indefinitely Dispose of bottles that are less than one-quarter full; the less there is the faster it spoils LIQUEURS LIQUEURS (NON-CREAMY) (CREAMY) APRIL Good for up to 1 year after opening Discard if you notice any discoloration, crystallization, or odor Refrigerate for up to 6 months after opening Check official expiration Spoils more easily than plain spirits date FORTIFIED WINES BITTERS Good for up to 8 months after opening Good for years, even opened Discard if it has musty odor or loses flavor STEP 3 CLEAN BOTTLES Wipe with a damp cloth to remove dust and/or residue Wash and Toss items that dry barware are chipped or cracked STEP 3 CLEAN BAR CART Dust and wipe down with a damp cloth RESTOCK YOUR CART WITH THE BASICS BASES MIXERS White rum Dry vermouth Vodka Sweet vermouth or lillet Gin Bourbon Tequila Brandy Cointreau or triple sec Bitters BARWARE ACCENTS Single and double old fashioned Hi ball glasses glasses Soda water Soda and/or seltzer Red and White Wine Glasses Beer glasses Simple syrup Flavored syrups Martini Champagne flutes glasses TOOLS Cocktail shaker Strainer Jigger Corkscrew Bar Pourer spoon Cocktail picks Ice tongs Peeler Muddler Ice bucket Cocktail napkins COCKTAIL RECIPES FRENCH MARTINI 1 2 oz vodka V4 oz Chambord 1 twist of lemon peel for garnish 4 oz pineapple juice raspberry liqueur DIRECTIONS: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with the lemon peel. Serve. GIMLET 1 lime wheel for 2.5 oz .5 oz .5 oz gin lime juice simple syrup garnish DIRECTIONS: Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass or an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. TIP: Substitute 1 oz lime cordial, such as Rose's Lime Juice, for the lime juice and simple syrup. FRENCH 75 .5 oz 1 oz gin .5 oz lemon juice simple syrup 3 oz 1 lemon twist Champagne for garnish DIRECTIONS: Pour all ingredients except the Champagne into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist. Get ready for your next party with our step-by-step guide to overhauling your bar cart, restocking, and enjoy with classic drink recipes. goodhousekeeping.com • drinksmixer.com • liquor.com Brought to you by: In Partnership with: CReplacementParts .com GHERGICH&Co.

Belly Up to the Bar Cart: Essential Items and Cocktail Recipes

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Have you ever sipped on a French 75? As you probably know, vintage bar carts are totally in, so learn how to get yours up-to-date with this fun guide. Plus, step up your game and impress your guests ...

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