- I’ve made a career out of bartending, and Aldi is my go-to spot for cheap cocktail ingredients.
- I use Aldi’s seasonal produce, tea, and blue agave to make some of my cocktails.
- I also stock up on soda, different kinds of salt, and jars of pickles.
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I grab a bag of each to use for juice and garnishes. Three bags usually costs me under $US10 ($AU14).
On this day, I got a seedless watermelon to juice for daiquiris.
No, it doesn’t have a strong coconut flavor.
I also always add a little salt to daiquiris, palomas, sours, and my original cocktails.
Pro tip: Coarse sea salt is great for rimming glasses and fine-ground salt is better for syrups and batched cocktails.
My secret, plant-based egg substitute for drinks like those is 1 ½ ounces of wheat beer. That’s right — wheat beer has enough protein to replace egg white. You’re welcome.
I make a 1:1 simple syrup with white sugar as my main syrup and a thick, 2:1 brown-sugar syrup for old fashioneds (whiskey, simple syrup, and bitters).
This bottle of Italian Prosecco is perfect for spritzes or on its own.
The sweet and spicy syrup has more flavor than ginger liqueurs. It also makes the best Penicillin cocktails (whisky, ginger, honey syrup, and lemon juice).
Cucumbers are also an essential pairing with gin cocktails, and they go great with simple washes like vodka and soda or a gin and tonic.