After getting home from work, all you want to do is put your feet up, cuddle with a furry friend, groan your way through yet another Netflix revival, and drink away your long day. With takeout secured, you just need to make a drink. That means whipping up some simple syrup, cutting and squeezing fresh citrus, running out to get that ginger beer you forgot, washing the barware you failed to wash last night, dry shaking the drink with an egg white, reshaking with ice, straining over fresh ice—aaaaand it’s time for bed. A cocktail recipe more complicated than a missile launch sequence completely defeats the purpose of relaxing with a drink. So take it easy on yourself, and stock your pantry and fridge with these lazy bartending essentials that make cocktails crazy easy.