I'm very new to cocktails, but have found myself with a couple bottles from gifts or purchased for specific uses. I'd like to learn to make more drinks but can't afford to add many more items at the moment. Here's what I have:
-Makers Mark whisky
-Orange bitters (Fee brothers)
-A cocktail shaker, shot glass with measurements, citrus juicer, variety of glassware
That's it. Well, also plenty of wine and beer. So far I've made a bourbon sidecar, eggnog with bourbon, gin and tonic, and champagne, cointreau, and cranberry juice (someone told me this was called a poinsettia).
What else can and should I make with this (adding non-alcoholic ingredients such as juices, etc is fine). I could probably do one more moderately priced liquor as well, assuming it has multiple uses. I don't like super-strong drinks but am willing to try most anything. The bitters were a gift and I honestly have no clue about them