Both The Other Williams and I are drinkers. My preference is wine and The Other Williams prefers craft beer. Recently, though, we've been trying to build our home bar.
Both of us enjoy a cocktail on occasion and the more we entertain the more we like being able to mix our friends their favorite drink. As for us, I'm a Crown and Coke kind-a-girl from waaaaay back. When questioned about her go-to liquor drink, The Other Williams said "Beer with a shot of bourbon". Yea, up until now we've been pretty simple liquor drinkers.
Lately, we've slowly been purchasing a bottle of fine spirits here and there in the attempt to "stock" our bar. The end-goal is to create 5 cocktails that are our "House Drinks" and always have those ingredients on hand. However right now we're in the development stage and having a little too much fun experimenting with several different types of liquor. We're quickly realizing the challenge of stocking a home bar is keeping it stocked!
So here is our temporary bar set-up.
We started out experimenting with some of the classic cocktails and have moved into some more fun and eclectic cocktails. We're increasingly getting more and more interested in complex cocktails that require a little time and effort behind them, along with homemade and infused spirits.There have been some successes and one or two fails but several cocktails have been really good!
So we're going to start adding our favorites here to the blog. Most will be recipes we've gathered and have tried with some being our own creation. It should be a lot of fun! In a few days we'll begin this new series, dubbed "Cocktail Hour", with a cocktail we recently had that blew our socks off. Here's a hint: BACON!
What's your go-to cocktail?