Once you've graduated from cheap beer in a cooler to garnish-laden cocktails, it's time to stock your home bar (or bar cart!) with the home bar necessities that make it easy to mix up fancy drinks on the fly.
One of the best perks of having a well-stocked home bar is all the money you'll save by making drinks for yourself, instead of paying a hipster bartender to shake them up for you. Plus, you'll be surprised by how much fun it is to get creative with new recipes and ingredients!
My favorite way to shake up an old favorite is by swapping out the booze for a zero-proof version that's equally delicious, but helps me stave off hangovers during the week — I just can't hang like I used to.