Keeping a well-stocked bar has much to do with keeping the classics on hand, but it's also a good idea to go rogue and stock some offbeat booze. For variety's sake, you see? The key is to be sure these unique spirits are high quality and make great sippers, as well as conversation starters. Here are a few we recommend to get you started.
The first key to liking gin is to stop drinking well gin. Get some good stuff. Of course, that requires knowing what good gin is and what gins work best for what drinks. Here are five examples of "Dutch Courage" that'll round out your well-stocked bar.
People don't generally write odes to vodka, which is a shame, really. It may not be the kind of flavor-packed liquor that often leads to thoughtful sipping and dedicated worshipping. But just because it isn't full of taste (unless it's one of those terrible flavored vodkas), that doesn't mean it isn't full of possibilities for mixing and shooting.