Discussing :: Frank's Home Bar Essentials

With the recent upswing of cocktail lounges and city bars now taking pride in delivering a real drink - we’re starting to see the welcome return of classics such as the Rusty Nail , the Manhattan , and the Sazerac .Whether you’re a party animal, a decadent dinner party host or simply enjoy the opportunity to get your friends around for a drink the ability to cater with a home bar can place you in a class of your own. Below follows Frank’s essentials for a home bar, this collection will allow you to serve the most common known cocktails and lays the foundation to begin catering for specific recipes by just adding a bottle or two as you... read full article


Wow, what an awesome competition. If I won I'd invite my friends around for a special themed murder mystery dinner party and use the ingredients to create cocktails to suit the theme. My favourite's are ones with Contreau in them. Too many to name.


I would invite all my friends over, both of them, do my Tom Cruise Cocktail impersonation, try not to smash any windows throwing the bottles over my shoulder and make as many imaginative cocktails as I can think of ! Would be sweet .


Wow, did I see Rusty Nail amoung the Whisky ideas!! That brings back the memories. Well I guess that I would just invite a whole lot of mates around, and try and get everyone to suggest their "best ever cocktails" then do our best to work our way through them. Easter might be a great time, as there are a couple of spare days when there isn't much else to do!


I would have a nice dinner (scotch fillet) with mates, and then finish off the evening with whiskey and cigars, and then at a later date have some people over for some cocktail experimentation.


Well it the school holidays soon the kids will be away .time for Mum and Dad to lay back and pretend that we don't any kids ,Mum can have a refreshing Gin Lime and Lemonade while Dad has the Classic Jim Beam and Coke .And maybe start working on the next member of the family.


I would celebrate by having a cocktail party. I'm sure heaps of people would come if the knew what I had won! I would make. I'd just need a few ingredients to make Long Island Ice Tea's. Ahh I can picture the inebriation now .


i would celebrate my 40th and wedding party that i never really did in style DAMM GOBAL MELTDOWN if would the mother of all cocktail parties from sunset to sunrise


Flat warming dress up party using the amazing stolen rum for some mohitos, classic long island iced teas, and after a few more ingredient purchases would whip up some flaming lambo cocktails!!


I feel a hangover to end all hangovers coming on. Glen my old mate Morange come over and bring a glass. It's been a while. Some scotch, a few mates, some fishing and a babrie. What finner way to to end a day. Maybe some paint ball too.


I would celebrate by having a house warming party! I've moved from Wanganui to Hamilton and the cost of moving was disgusting so haven't been able to organise a house warming as of yet. One of my friends is a bartender so I'd get him behind the bar making all kinds of fancy drinks.


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