The science of simple syrup
The fun part of stocking any bar is buying the liquor. That won’t change. But even a home bar needs items other than ice and a bottle of soda water if your drinks are going to transcend from a fancier version of a college drink to one that reflects the (mostly) sensible adult you are today.
Simple syrup is one of the bar ingredients that you should always have on hand. It’s simple to make, inexpensive, and can add a hint of sweetness that means drinks will be tasty without being cloying.