Don’t be fooled by mixologist speak. One need not have a pimped-out home bar to still have an air of I’ve-got-everyone-covered this season. There are literally thousands of product choices to line your personal sanctum of the sauce, which naturally makes narrowing down the necessities a bit of a drag. (Unless you’re asked to write an article about it, in which case you can allow your R&D to become your new raison d’etre. Which is what I did… pass the Tylenol, will ya?) As in baseball (I think), there are a few bases you need covered to hit a grand slam with your fellow imbibers. So open up your smartphone’s note-taking app and start the best grocery list (what… booze is totally akin to sustenance) you’ll ever write.