There are a variety of bar condiments and ingredients needed before you even think of reaching for that bottle of whiskey. Here is a quick shopping list that you can use to stock up your home bar. But keep in mind you can go crazy trying to stock everything. Much of the shopping list depends on the drinks you plan to make and if any of your guests has a favorite cocktail requiring a specific ingredient:
Salt and Pepper
Super Fine Sugar
Rick Lyke is a Charlotte-based beverage writer and marketing executive.