Q: What bottles are essential for a home bar, and what classic cocktails should I master for hosting?
A: If you begin with three different base spirits –gin, whiskey, and brandy– you can develop a solid repertoire of cocktails. Here’s a triumvirate of winsome classics to start you off:
Plymouth English Gin, $29.99
Rittenhouse 100-Proof Rye Whiskey, $25.99
Germain-Robin Craft-Method Brandy, $44.99