15 Essential Spirits Under $50 to Stock Your Home Bar

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Tequila is handy for more than margaritas and shots.

Tequila
What You Need It For: Margarita, Paloma, El Diablo
Which Brand to Buy: Maestro Dobel Diamond
How Much It Costs: $30

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Luxardo is pretty much synonymous with maraschino liqueur.

Maraschino Liqueur
What You Need It For: Martinez, Hemmingway Daiquiri, Aviation
Which Brand to Buy: Luxardo
How Much It Costs: $31

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Copper City Bourbon is a great way to represent locally on your liquor shelf.

Bourbon Whiskey
What You Need It For: Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, Mint Julep
Which Brand to Buy: Arizona Distilling Co. Copper City
How Much It Costs: $44

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10 comments
Evelyn Garcia
Evelyn Garcia

Victor Quezada do you have these in your collection?

The_Westerner
The_Westerner

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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