I was inspired to create this post when I came across this lovely cocktail:

The French 75 cocktail was made popular in America at the famous Stork Club.    It is made with Gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar. 

What do you need for YOUR home bar?  Lets follow the example of some classic films and TV shows.

First, you need a BAR, of course!

Next, you must stock your bar with booze fit for the classic cocktails you intend on preparing:

You will need:
  • gin
  • vodka
  • bourbon
  • whisky
  • tequila
  • rum

And the following mixers:
  • Club soda
  • Tonic water
  • Cola
  • Sprite or 7-up
  • Ginger ale
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Tomato juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Angostura bitters  (via)

  • Cocktail olives
  • Cocktail onions
  • Horseradish
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Ice

Now, onto the proper glasses!
...which must include old fashioned tumblers, high balls, wine glasses, martini glasses, champagne flutes, champagne glasses and shot glasses.

Next, you need a cocktail shaker!
I'd advise for you to look for a set like this one:
Finally, the ICE BUCKET!, what drinks should you make???  I can think of a few...

  • a.  gimlet
  • b.  sidecar
  • c.  vodka martini
  • d.  mai tai
  • e.  manhattan
  • f.  tom collins
  • g.  gin martini
  • h.  old fashioned

....and, of course there's always beer:

...and there ya go!

...a little practice and you'll be ready to throw an impromptu cocktail party on a train! 
...or perhaps a party for one...

...whatever the occasion, have fun!  and please drink responsibly! ;)

What was Audrey Hepburn's drink of choice?  I have read that it was scotch !

Champagne cocktail anyone?  Yes please for Marylin Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Bridget Bardot!

.........until next time!

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