Slideshow: Ask a Bartender: What Cocktails Do You Make At Home?

Batched and Ready
Batched and Ready
"I rarely make cocktails at home, but I do tend to keep a bottle of something batched out. Currently I have a liter of Trinity's (1 Gin, 1 Dry Vermouth, 1 Sweet Vermouth) in my fridge. When I get home I pour out either a healthy pour of that, or Compass Box Peat Monster." — Theo Lieberman (Lantern's Keep, Milk & Honey )
Gin and Bitters
Gin and Bitters
"I usually drink simple things when at home; wines, spirits either neat or with some ice, beer. Occasionally, I'll toss some Fee's Whisky Barrel Aged bitters into a gin and call it mixology. I am a generally boring drinker. I think that I'm more interested in the spirit than the mixers for personal consumption. However, if pressed to really make a drink at home, i'm inclined toward a Sazerac or Ward 8." — Elizabeth Powell (ArtBar)
Beer and Liquor
Beer and Liquor
"I honestly just make drinks at home when I have people over. Most of the time I drink cheap beer out of a bottle, and then a shot of what ever I'm craving in the liquor cabnet. It's nice to keep it simple after tasting 100 cocktails at work that night." —Junior Ryan (Clyde Common)
Classics (and Non-Classics)
Classics (and Non-Classics)
"Do I ever? Of course! Besides wine, my apartment always has stock of the usual suspects as well as a few random surprises I saw at the store and couldn't resist buying. From a classic Martini to an of-the-moment concoction, I am always messing around with something. Now, does anyone know what to do with Whipped Cream flavored Vodka..." —Victoria Levin (The Tangled Vine)
Summer Coolers
Summer Coolers
"It's been a scorching hot summer in the Tetons, and I've been making drinks at home to battle the heat. PiƱa coladas with fresh pineapple, coconut, cream, good rum, and a float of dark rum on top... You only need a couple and you'll be cured. I've been making a cocktail with vodka, grapefruit, basil, and soda that's been a great refreshing drink. And my go-to if I'm not as motivated is a John Daly, lemonade, iced tea, and vodka... it never disappoints." —Billy "Bonefish" Fannemel (Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
Negronis and Aviations
Negronis and Aviations
"I like to make cocktails at home, but I usually keep it simple. Negronis, Aviations, and Manhattans are what you'll see poured in my house on a regular basis." —Dave McCabe ( Punk's Backyard Grill )