Slideshow: 25 DIY Cocktail Projects for Stocking Up Your Home Bar

DIY Allspice Dram
DIY Allspice Dram
Buying allspice dram costs about five times as much as making it, and it definitely isn't five times better. Get the recipe and more »
Homemade Orange Bitters
Homemade Orange Bitters
Homemade bitters require a couple of obscure ingredients and a sense of adventure, but you'll be rewarded with a versatile cocktail ingredient that lasts for years. Get the recipe and more »
Fresh Sour Mix
Fresh Sour Mix
Step away from the grocery store sour mix. This stuff is infinitely more delicious—and totally easy to make at home. Get started here »
Homemade Grenadine
Homemade Grenadine
While there are a lot of fantastic small batch grenadines out there, it's so easy (and so cheap) to make your own that it's hardly worth paying shipping costs. Get the recipe and more »
Make Your Own Pimm's
Make Your Own Pimm's
Got gin, sweet vermouth, and an orange? That's all you really need to make your own homemade Pimm's. Get started here »
Homemade Elderflower Cordial
Homemade Elderflower Cordial
This nonalcoholic mixer is delicious in sparkling water (or Champagne.) If you like St. Germain, give this homemade cordial a try. Read more here »
Homemade Pear Liqueur
Homemade Pear Liqueur
My favorite homemade pear liqueur has a brandy base, but you can also make it with vodka or whiskey. Read more here »
DIY Falernum
DIY Falernum
Falernum is essential to the Tiki cocktail cabinet, and you can make this sweetened lime and spice concoction easily at home. Read more here »
Customized Coconut Rum
Customized Coconut Rum
Why drink fake coconut when you can easily put fresh coconut into your cocktails? Homemade coconut rum is fresh and just lightly sweet. Read more here »
Make Your Own Rhubarb Bitters
Make Your Own Rhubarb Bitters
It's rhubarb season, and maybe you're busy putting it in pies, but save a bit for these unusual bitters. Customize them with grapefruit peel and rose petals for a gentle, floral bitters, or use allspice or anise for something spicier. Read more here »
Homemade Coffee Liqueur
Homemade Coffee Liqueur
A rich, full-flavored coffee liqueur (made with your favorite coffee beans) will beat out the syrupy alternatives, and you have the option of playing with the spirit base as well. Get the recipe »
Make Your Own Amaro
Make Your Own Amaro
If you adore Averna and you're a fan of Fernet, it's about time you experiment with making your own amaro. Our version is spiked with anise, sage, mint, rosemary, cloves, and gentian root for bitterness. Get the recipe and more »
Homemade Limoncello
Homemade Limoncello
Can you zest lemons and wait? If so, then you can make limoncello. Or make arancello from oranges, or pompelmocello from grapefruit. You can even make Buddhacello from Buddha's hand citron. Get started here »
DIY Celery Bitters
DIY Celery Bitters
These savory bitters actually have a long history in cocktails, and can add a little umami to many different drinks. Read more here »
Infused Spirits
Infused Spirits
Making your own better-than-storebought infused spirits is not some elaborate or expensive project. It's as easy as putting things in a jar, pouring booze on top, and waiting. Read more here »
Homemade Irish Cream
Homemade Irish Cream
Like Baileys? Then you'll love your own richer, fresher homemade Irish cream. It's like the difference between a Chips Ahoy cookie and a freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookie. Read more here »
DIY Amaretto
DIY Amaretto
Class up your Amaretto Sour with this homemade liqueur. It's fun to create a personalized mix of nuts, spices, and fruit for an amaretto that tastes completely different than anything you can find in a store. Get the recipe and more »
Homemade Spiced Rum
Homemade Spiced Rum
Many brands use spices to cover up inferior rum, or they just veer toward way-too-sweet. Make your own balanced and bold spiced rum with this recipe. Read more here »
Make Your Own Orgeat
Make Your Own Orgeat
Orgeat is another tiki essential, and it's easy to make with freshly toasted almonds. Make it today, use it in a mai tai tomorrow. Get started here »