Want to enjoy bar-quality drinks without the high liquor prices that you often find on cocktail menus in bars and restaurants? With a little bit of practice, you can become your own bartender and enjoy excellent drinks at home. Plus, you can experiment with different recipes and make a night of it with friends.
First things first. Check out the selection of alcohol and spirits at Sam’s Club® and start putting together your at-home bar. Next, make a list of the types of liquor you’re most interested in. If you already know what you like, you might also consider purchasing a case of liquor to save even more money.
One easy way to decide which bottles you’d like in your home bar is to learn which cocktails are the most popular. Daiquiris and mojitos are two of the most popular rum drinks. Buy rum from Sam’s Club if you want to make daiquiris and mojitos at home. Both drinks are traditionally made with lime juice, but you can get creative and make other flavors as well. Consider other flavors like strawberry, pineapple and peach. Buy tequila if you want to make popular drinks like margaritas and tequila sunrises. Margaritas can be made on the rocks or blended. The tequila sunrise is a refreshing drink made with tequila, orange juice and grenadine. Vodka tonics and Bloody Marys are two popular vodka drinks. All you need to make a vodka tonic is vodka, tonic water and a slice of lemon or lime. Buy vodka and make Bloody Marys at home. They’re a great drink for parties because your guests can garnish them with a wide variety of olives, pickled vegetables, flavored salts or spicy peppers.
If you’re having people over, find out what their favorite drinks are beforehand. Or, have a variety of beer, wine and liquor available. Don’t forget the sodas and mixers. And be sure to have plenty of snacks on hand, too.