Soda is cheaper than juice, about two cents per ounce, with the exception of Red Bull:
Here are some of the common specialty cocktail ingredients, seen here on the actual top shelf.
The more I looked, the more exotic and varied the ingredients became. Blueberry schnapps? Cherry Tequila?
Finally, I drew the line. I settled on a working pool of 52 alcohols and mixers.
Check out these giant bottles of Cointreau.
My margarita recipe calls for a half ounce, and it is the most expensive ingredient.
To throw a cocktail party, you might try to buy a bottle of everything.
It's impossible. Most people build up a bar full of ingredients over the course of many parties.
Here's how: Go to a bunch of parties and steal one bottle from each.
My cocktail calculations were going well, but I had to try out these recipes in the field.
After Nick's birthday dinner, we got some friends and liquor mixed together.
Meaghan got us started with Chocolate Cake shots:
Kamakazis are more to my liking.
Anna's vodka tonic.
Comparing the taste of a regular White Russian versus one made with egg nog.
(egg nog extra)
Alisha adding some Chambord black raspberry liqueur to a glass of Champagne.
I think this was an aborted attempt at a lemon drop after we realized there wasn't any lemon juice.
I think Shannon tried one with pineapple juice.
But, then we found the lemon juice in the fridge.
More lemon drops.