The Five Ingredients To Always Being Cocktail Ready
Jul. 1, 2016
Long, lazy summer nights filled with fabulous, spontaneous parties: that’s the dream, right? Sure, it sounds romantic—and eminently Instagrammable—but even the seemingly coolest and most casual home entertainers need to keep their pantries stocked. With these five ingredients below, you’ll never be caught unprepared for cocktail-making when your best pals just show up...invited or not.
Limes are great as chasers and garnishes, but fresh-squeezed lime juice is also the perfect addition to almost any summer cocktail. Just ask the Jalisco Mule.
Club Soda / Tonic
Is there anything more festive—or versatile, for that matter—than bubbles? Stocking club soda and tonic will make your cocktails pop.
A little freshness goes a long way, and herbs (sage, rosemary, cilantro, mint) add big flavors to any libation.
Agave and tequila have long-shared a harmonious relationship; just a dash of this delicious nectar will add a touch of sweetness to your drinks.
Rimming glasses with coarse kosher salt (especially if you mix it with chili powder first) is a simple trick. It’s also a surefire way of securing repeat party guests.