Celebrate #30DaysofBourbon by drinking the brown stuff like you mean it.
Simplicity is key when making cocktails at home.
Though it's hard not to love a basic whiskey and ginger ale, sometimes it's exactly that: basic. Then again, more than three or four ingredients in one glass can spell disaster for your kitchen and your drinks.
But when armed with a small arsenal of mixing supplies, your at-home bourbon cocktail-drinking experience improves ten-fold. And what you need beyond the basic kitchen supplies is surprisingly limited.
The six ingredients you need at the ready:
- Sweet vermouth
- Simple syrup
- Angostura bitters
- Soda water
First things first. From your cupboard, you'll need sugar (combine it with water for a batch of simple syrup), fresh lemon juice (save the peel!) and soda water.
Next up: Buy bottles of sweet vermouth and Campari--and don't forget the dropper of Angostura Bitters, which you may even be able to pick up at the grocery store.
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