How to Stock a Home Bar
Glassware - How many to stock of each depends on usage and personal preference, but the list is generally ordered from most frequently used at the top to least frequently used at the bottom.
Mixers - Most mixers are best stocked in small or single-serve sizes so they stay fresh for long periods and limit waste when you open one for a single drink.
Bloody Mary mix
Vermouth (dry and sweet)
Liqueurs - There's a seemingly unlimited variety of flavored liqueurs. These are the most common but stock the ones you will use most.
Orange (Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier)
Apple (DeKuyper's Apple Pucker)
Bailey's Irish Cream
Creme de Cacao (white and dark)
Creme de Menthe (white and dark)
Coarse sugar and salt
Feel free to contribute, what basics are missing? Anything you simply can't live without in your home bar?