Making your liquor store a one stop shop for everything alcohol related can help keep customers from straying to convenience stores and grocery stores to purchase their favorite beverage. Here are fifteen grocery items you should keep stocked at your liquor store.
The staples should be orange, tomato, cranberry, pineapple, lemon and lime juice. You don’t want your customers to have to visit another store for their mixers.
You’ll want to carry a variety, but the must haves include Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew and of course club soda.
Lemons, oranges and limes are essential garnishes and many also prefer to use fresh lemon, orange or lime juice in their drinks instead of bottled.
Mojitos are extremely popular and mint is an essential ingredient in making them. There are also many other drinks it can be used in.
Olives are a staple for those who enjoy martinis and are also a great salty snack that pairs well with a variety of beverages.
For those that prefer a Gibson over the traditional martini, pearl onions are a must have.
Celery is a must have for bloody Mary’s and can also be paired with a variety of other drinks.
Peanuts are a traditional bar snack that goes great with a frosty cold beer.
Pretzels are another salty snack that is a must have for beer drinkers.
Potato chips are great for the morning after when you’re trying to soak up some of the alcohol from the night before.
Speaking of hangover remedies, aspirin and Excedrin are essential for those customers with a long night ahead of or behind them.
Water. We all know that terrible dehydrated feeling after a long night of alcohol consumption. Plus, you’re going to need something to wash down the aspirin.
For your wine lovers, carrying a variety of artisanal cheeses can add greatly to your revenue stream and keep customers from buying their wine at a grocery store.
This another one for the wine lovers. Nothing beats a great glass of red wine with a variety of chocolates and cheeses.
Many people enjoy maraschino cherries in their old fashioned or casino. They can also be used as garnish for sangria and a plethora of other fruity cocktails.