You have probably figured it out that cocktailing is one of my things. So I was saving my money for last few months, so now I have the basics bottles to make tones of different cocktails. I will go trough the list from most needed alcoholic drinks to the ones less. This list is based on my experience and my opinion about what is needed and what not, so no hard feelings. Not everyone has the same taste. But you are more than welcome to comment and shere your own list. The 5 basics: Try not to skip or let out those, because this is the first and most important ingrediant (alcoholic) that differs cocktails. Tho, I almost never use whisky. So: - Vodka - Gin - Light Rum - Tequila - Whisky Most common liquors: - Tripple Sec - Cointreau - Blue Curacao - Kahlua - Bailey's - Midori - Malibu - Peach Scnapps - Amaretto Don't mistaken tripple sec with cointreau. The quick explenation: you can always use cointreau (it's not as cheap as tripple sec, it's much stronger, it's better tasting, it's a brand, etc.) but you can not use triple sec when cointreau is listed. Less common liquors that I like and use: - Creme de Cassis - Vanilla liquor - Mandarin liquor - Strawberry liquor - Cherry liquor - Dark rum (not liquor) Don't get me wrong, I never have all those drinks at my disposal (well, right now I have most of them). You finish one liquor, buy another. No need to own everything all together. You will never make so many different cocktails at home anyways haha :) So this is my kind of a cocktail list (alcoholwise), hope this can help anyone, and please share your thoughts, opinions, etc. Ask me anything you like as well.