Always Keep Your Bar Cart Stocked With These 7 Alcohols

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Updated 01/07/18
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To be a true hostess with the mostess, it’s all about what you’ve got stocked in your bar (cart.) Bar carts have been having a serious and lasting moment for the past few years, and for good reason. They’re compact, functional, and really pretty to look at.

To ensure that you nail the hostess game each and every time, be sure to always keep these favorite boozes stocked on your cart and ready to sip at a moment’s notice. Cheers!

This Kentucky Straight Bourbon has won numerous accolades and recommendations, and for good reason. It’s boasts a rich and full flavor while its unique aromas of mint, tobacco leaf and vanilla combine with its complex tastes in a smooth finish, perfect for sipping solo or including in a craft cocktail.

Whether you’re making margs or taking shots, a quality tequila is a bar cart necessity and when talking tequila, you can’t go wrong with Avion. Voted "World’s Best Tasting Tequila” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, this unaged, clear tequila is 40% ABV with delicious notes of grapefruit, pineapple and black pepper enveloped in its crisp taste.

An essential ingredient in martinis, vodka sodas, shots and tons of mixed drinks, vodka is one of the more popular liquors you should never go without. Whether you opt for funky flavors or a traditional and classic plain, Grey Goose is always a fan favorite. Grey Goose uses the slogan of “The World’s Best Tasting Vodka,” and many seem to agree. Clean, made from only two ingredients and 100% traceable from field to bottle, it has a smooth and silky taste, regardless of how you prepare it.

Spiced, sweet or straight, rum is another must have, and Bacardi is a quality and popular producer. First established in Cuba in 1862, this authentic white rum is versatile enough to pair with simple a simple coke, in a delicious mojito, and anything in between. Developed in white oak barrels with notes of vanilla and almond, it’s a great option for those who like mixed drinks, sweet or sour.

When it comes to wine, everyone has a preference. Red, white, pink, French, Italian, California, the list goes on. To keep everyone happy, you’ll want to curate a few different varieties, and the best way to do that is with a wine club. With Winc, you’ll receive monthly deliveries of four bottles at a time, of which you can pick your own or let them choose. With the variety and ease of the subscription, you’re sure to always have someone’s favorite on hand, as well as your own.

Not only is the iconic blue bottle beautiful, but Bombay Sapphire Gin has a distinct, fresh and crisp taste, too. By being infused with ten botanicals including coriander and liquorice for added and distinct flavor, it’s a great option for dry martinis or other cocktails—just be sure to stock up on tonic water.

Because you can never have enough bourbon, another great option is Cooper’s Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Light amber in color and 82.2 proof, this classic Kentucky bourbon has dessert-y flavors of soft lemon custard and baked apple notes, finished with rich oak flavor and spice. Great with country cooking or comfort food, sip it on the rocks or with ginger beer for starters, and get creative from there.

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