Alton's Best Bets for a Summer Bar

From his least favorite cocktail trends to his best bets for an at-home bar, Alton answered our top questions.

Cocktail trends you’re over/cocktail trends you’re into

Over: I’m over anything that involves a cheese-stuffed olive because I don’t like cheese in my booze.

Into: I’m into anything with aged rum and classic punches.

Favorite summer drink?

Gin and tonic

Top 5 mixers for a home bar

1. Tonic concentrate

2. Soda siphon for soda water

3. Simple syrup

4. Fernet Branca

5. Amaro 

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