The Tools and Ingredients You Need to Make Great-Tasting Whisky Cocktails

Making tasty cocktails at home starts with stocking your bar with the necessary tools and ingredients. Whether a drink is shaken or stirred, served neat or on the rocks, or requires a special type of garnish or presentation, you’ll want to make sure you have the right equipment on hand. Here, Dallas White, supervisor and head of research and development at Michter’s The Bar at Fort Nelson, takes you through the bar tools, whiskies, mixers, syrups, and more that you’ll need to make a wide variety of whisky cocktails. Just remember, like any skill, making good cocktails takes plenty of practice, so start simple with an Old Fashioned or Manhattan and branch out to more complex mixology from there.

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