My wife asked me to give her my Christmas wish list, and I always include liqueurs, bitters, amari, etc.
I currently have in my cabinet/fridge the usual assortment of base liquors everyone typically has, along with the following:
Mathilde Orange Liqueur
Hiram Walker Peach Brandy
Luxardo Apricot Brandy
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Rothman and Winter Creme de Violette
John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum
Bitters (Angostura, Peychaud's, Fee's Orange, Regan's Orange, Angostura Orange)
Dry, Sweet and Blanc Vermouths
Obviously, I can make a wide range of classic/craft cocktails with the above, but I'd like to further expand my capabilities with the addition of a few key items. I've identified a few items that
So far, my list wish has apple brandy, sloe gin, creme de menthe, creme de cacao, Swedish Punsch, apricot liqueur and Curacao. Any other can't-live-without liqueurs or other cocktail ingredients I should add to my list?