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Thanks Dave, this is exactly what I was looking for. One thing that might have been good to know is the shelf life of everything above. I had no idea vermouth spoils for example (things like lime juice is pretty obvious). Will things like the bitters last as long as other liquors?

Vermouth doesn’t actually spoil, it just changes flavor substantially. I also think the flavor change is more noticeable to those who don’t love vermouth in the first place. As to the other stuff, I don’t think the bitters really spoil either. I’d say be cautious about anything with juice in it that doesn’t also have alcohol. I find that cocktail olives don’t last very long, maybe a few months in the refrigerator.

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