NINE BOT­TLES YOU NEED

With these, and a few mix­ers, you can make vir­tu­ally any­thing.

Men's Journal - - NOTEBOOK -

1. BEEFEATER GIN It has crisp­ness to make ev­ery­thing from mar­ti­nis to G&TS. $30 2. RITTENHOUSE RYE WHISKEY The Pla­tonic ideal for Man­hat­tans, and it drinks neat, too. $25 3. RON ZACAPA GRAN RESERVA SIS­TEMA SOLERA 23 RUM Lush and smooth on its own, and a dream in daiquiris. $60 4. W.L. WELLER SPE­CIAL RE­SERVE BOUR­BON Easy to find, un­like Pappy Van Win­kle, but nearly as good. $18 5. BOYD & BLAIR POTATO VODKA Creamy with a hint of sweet­ness. It goes with ev­ery­thing. $25 6. VOLCAN DE MI TIERRA BLANCO TEQUILA A clean, smoky blanco, great for a tequila old-fash­ioned. $40 7. DOLIN DRY VER­MOUTH Ev­ery cock­tail bar has it be­cause it’s per­fect with gin. $16 8. CARPANO ANTICA FOR­MULA VER­MOUTH The only sweet ver­mouth that should be in your Man­hat­tan. $30 9. CAM­PARI A must-have for spritzes. $29

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