No good host builds a home without a bar, or at the very least, a liquor cabinet. While the vast variety of alcohol – not to mention the hundreds of cocktail recipes and tools that go along with them – is enough to put off any beginner from stocking up, keep in mind that even the simplest bar set up can concoct a variety of drinks.
With that in mind, here are three essential liquors that will get you started on your journey to becoming the perfect host.
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There was a time when having a few drinks with the boss or client during lunch was not only an acceptable practice, but a preferred one. Dubbed the “Three-Martini Lunch”, this was when deals were agreed and confidences were exchanged – all under the company’s expense account.
Created in Novara, Italy in 1860 by Gasparo Campari, the Northern Italian aperitivo was popularised in late-19th century when it became an essential element in the Milano-Torino (a mix of Campari and red vermouth), which later evolved into the Negroni with the addition of gin.