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


I'd save them up for when my wife finishes her degree & have a big party to celebrate her becoming the breadwinner for a while & me getting to slack off for a bit. I think I'd be able to make her a manhattan & me a mint julep & a whole lot of others with that lot.


Ok, my wife is having a baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of our first, so I'm planning on having the ultimate "BABY POWER", full day of a meat only BBQ with the boys (no salads, not even potato salad), there'll be coffee spare ribs, beer can chicken (photo attached is from Xmas) and now classic cocktails, rob roys, rusty nails, manhattans, black russians (no coke), mint juleps, whiskey sours and the lot, which'll be easy since i'm one of those old ex-hospo whores. Oh, and of course...cigars to welcome the little fulla. This'll be the last blast before it's all diaper martinis and milk powder manhattans.


Got my Mum coming over from the UK for her first ever visit to NZ. Could show her some great Kiwi hospitality with cocktails and a sausage on the barbie! Perfect :)


I would have a huge party to celebrate my mothers 70th birthday. All her friends drink spirits and there would be no way I could afford to supply the drinks without a prize like this. C'mon GetFrank, help me thank my mum!!!!


i would do a bartender course


Oh indeed I need this With 11 grandchildren the eldest turns 21 in December. Would certainly make for a very memorable birthday


I would throw my hardworking gf the best birthday party ever! I would body shot half of this stuff off of her before everyone arrives and make some awesome cocktails and shooters. Depth-charges, grenades, you name em, i'll be doing them!


We are moving to our new house so what a perfect way to celebrate but open our door and bar to our families and friends.


I'd host a MASSIVE cocktail party for all my friends, and serve up every cocktail recipe they can bring me! I'd get each person to print off a cocktail recipe to bring with them, and only allow entry if they brought one!


If I had this I would definately have to brew up some "Long Island Iced Tea's". My recipe is: Handful of Ice 2 nips of Tequila 2 nips of Rum 2 nips of Gin 2 nips of Vodka 1 nip of Cointreau Squeeze of a lemon Top up with Coke And finally to finish it off... a straw, a little umbrella and a wee plastic animal that sits on the edge of your glass. NB: There are many other variations of this recipe but this is my favourite. :)


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