15 Essential Spirits Under $50 to Stock Your Home Bar

Categories: Hooch

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Light/White Rum
What You Need It For: Daiquiri, Mojito, Cuba Libre
Which Brand to Buy: 10 Cane
How Much It Costs: $26


What You Need It For: Sazerac, Suissesse, Any "Improved" Cocktail such as the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail
Which Brand to Buy: Absente
How Much It Costs: $39

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If you want a mai tai, you're going to need orange liqueur.

Orange Liqueur
What You Need It For: Mai Tai, TNT, Margarita (although a Triple Sec is customarily used in this one)
Which Brand to Buy: Drillaud Orange Liqueur
How Much It Costs: $15

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Evelyn Garcia
Evelyn Garcia

Victor Quezada do you have these in your collection?


Not for nothing, but you really only have 8 "Spirits" listed. I suggest amending the title to read 15 Essentials Under $50 to Stock Your Home Bar..

Andrew Chapin
Andrew Chapin

If you want it, bring it. Then leave the rest for my next party.

Traci Phelps
Traci Phelps

I watched a 20/20 episode a few years ago with "vodka snobs" on it. They couldn't taste the difference between Grey Goose and Schmirnoff. Paying for the name, people.

Shelley Rayford
Shelley Rayford

With the exception of Gin and Rum, you don't need any of those items. Where is the Grey Goose, Cabo Wabo or Patron? I always make my Mai Tai's without orange liquor and they are amazing.

Tony Baroni
Tony Baroni

I've worked in many bars, and half the stuff listed is barely used in busy bars.

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