Ready to graduate from wine and beer? From select spirits to must-have mixers, these are industry experts' entertaining essentials.
Setting up a home bar can be daunting-and expensive-when starting from scratch. So we asked some New York City mixologists to help us pare down the bare necessities. Assuming you already have some requisite kitchen items like a zester, a tea strainer and maybe even a small herb garden with cocktail-friendly mint, thyme and basil (hey, we have faith in you!), here are the ten items you'll need to start mixing drinks for your next soiree.
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