Whether you are the ultimate host/hostess known for throwing the best soirees or someone who just enjoys making cocktails at home – it is essential to have a well-stocked bar with all the materials needed to spark your creativity!
Prairie Organic Spirits are made by individuals who recognize that creating the perfect spirit takes time, so to help you create the perfect cocktail, below are a few bar essentials that every host or hostess should have:
- The Best Spirits— every great bar starts with great spirits, so build your core with the seven spirits that will be the base of your bar: rye, whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, sweet and dry vermouth and a bottle of bitters. Prairie Organic Spirits offers a delicious portfolio of organic vodka, cucumber-flavored organic vodka and organic gin that are made with respect from seed to glass—the perfect spirits to start stocking your bar.
- Quintessential Bar Tools – A host is nothing without his or her tools, but make sure you don’t go overboard! Start with a shaker, mixing glass, strainer and a jigger; you’ll also need a stirring spoon and a paring knife. If you don’t want to collect the pieces individually, you can also start with a Bar Tool Set like this one, complete with a bottle opener, jigger, long spade-end spoon, classic spring coil strainer, handy ice scoop and a modern-looking muddler.
- Solid Glassware – Stock your bar with some four-ounce glasses for sipping, short glasses for lowball cocktails, tall glasses for highball cocktails. And don’t be afraid to mix and match—no one said all your glassware has to match!
To get you started in your newly well-stocked bar, below are a few delicious Prairie Organic Spirits cocktail recipes to help you try out your new tools.
Prairie Organic Spirits Recipe
2 oz Prairie Organic Gin
1 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
½ oz simple syrup
Splash of club soda
Handful of mint
Muddle mint in shaker. Add gin, lemon juice and syrup to shaker. Add ice, shake, then strain into a highball glass and add a splash of soda water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
2 oz Prairie Organic Vodka
½ oz raspberry liqueur
2 oz fresh (golden) grapefruit juice
¼ oz simple syrup
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist and a petite strawberry on the rim.
Prairie Bee’s Knees
2 oz Prairie Organic Gin
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz honey syrup (see below)
Combine gin, lemon juice and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker, stir briefly to dissolve honey syrup, then fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
To make honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and hot water and stir until dissolved. Keep remainder refrigerated.