Summer Cocktail & Stocking The Bar

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Summer Cocktail | Stocking The Bar

Hello friends! I’m excited to share my summer cocktail and stocking the bar essentials, ensuring you have the perfect bar cabinet setup.

Whether you love hosting gatherings or simply enjoy crafting a perfect cocktail at home, having a well-stocked bar cabinet is a must. Plus, I’ll share one of my favorite refreshing cocktail recipes: the Limoncello Spritz.

Bar Cabinet Essentials

  1. Glassware
    • Wine Glasses: Have both red and white wine glasses on hand to suit different wine types.
    • Cocktail Glasses: Martini glasses, highball glasses, and rocks glasses are essential for various cocktails.
    • Champagne Flutes: Perfect for sparkling wines and celebratory toasts.
  2. Mixing Tools
    • Cocktail Shaker: A must-have for mixing and chilling drinks.
    • Jigger: Ensures precise measurements for your cocktails.
    • Bar Spoon: Ideal for stirring cocktails and layering drinks.
    • Strainer: Keeps ice and unwanted particles out of your drink.
  3. Garnish Tools
    • Citrus Zester: For adding zest to your drinks.
    • Peeler: Creates beautiful twists and garnishes.
    • Muddler: Perfect for mashing herbs, fruits, and spices to release their flavors.
  4. Accessories
    • Cocktail Napkins: Stylish and functional, they add a touch of elegance to your bar setup.
    • Ice Bucket: Keeps ice within reach and adds a classic touch to your bar.
    • Bottle Opener & Corkscrew: Essential for opening bottles of wine and other beverages.
  5. Key Ingredients
    • Basic Spirits: Vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and vermouth.
    • Liqueurs: Amaretto, Cointreau, and of course, Limoncello.
    • Mixers: Tonic water, soda water, ginger beer, and various fruit juices.

Shop our Bar Cabinet Essentials:

Limoncello Spritz Recipe

Now that your bar cabinet is stocked, let’s dive into making a refreshing Limoncello Spritz. This cocktail is perfect for summer evenings and is incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Limoncello
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz Soda Water
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice: Use a large wine glass or a highball glass.
  2. Pour in the Limoncello: Measure out 2 oz of Limoncello and pour it over the ice.
  3. Add Prosecco: Slowly pour 3 oz of Prosecco into the glass.
  4. Top with Soda Water: Add 1 oz of soda water to give it a refreshing fizz.
  5. Garnish: Add a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint for a beautiful and aromatic finish.
  6. Stir gently: Give the drink a gentle stir to combine the flavors.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your Limoncello Spritz! This delightful cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of elegance to any gathering.

I hope these tips help you create a well-stocked bar cabinet and inspire you to mix up some fabulous drinks. Cheers to making every moment special with a perfect cocktail in hand!

Best, Ashley

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