You’ve sorted the venue, the music, the décor, the theme; you’ve invited your guest list, now it’s time order in the drink, but what should you serve?
Depending on what theme you are going for here is a list of drinks you could offer to your guests:
Fancy Gathering? Think cocktails!
Comprising mixed spirits with fruit, syrup or cream. Including Mojitos, Margaritas, Cosmopolitans, Pina Coladas, Martinis the list is endless. Don’t forget the Mocktails for your non-drinkers including drinks like Virgin Mary, Shirley Temple and Virgin Daiquiri. Or you could try Three Spirit, which is vegan and Gluten free.
Or make your own, have a company like www.stevethebarman.com come in and have a cocktail making class to add to your entertainment.
Did you know, the cocktail dates all the way back to the 17th Century, although disputed when exactly and by whom?
Formal Dinner Party
Red, Rosé and white wine are a must! Coffee liquors also add a nice touch for after dinner. Try and go for a dry wine before your dinner as it will prepare the stomach for food.
The top 5 red and white wines:
Red: Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel.
White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio and Riesling.
How to make a coffee liquor from home: Strong coffee, for maximum flavour. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Then choose your shot; vodka, rum, brandy, baileys etc. You could eve add some cream on top, yummy!
Themed Party with an open bar
You will want to be able to offer a variety so all your guests are covered.
Spirits including the most popular: Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequilla, Whiskey; Larger and Real Ale; Mixers like Coke and Lemonade; Wine, Prosecco or Champagne.
Don’t forget the ice and lots of it!
For the non-alcoholic beverages why not get in some J20s, pineapple juice, cordial, water; still and sparkling.
Or you could hire in a mobile bar, which includes the drinks, chiller units, their own glassware and staff to serve.
Pimm’s adds a nice touch to any garden party (don’t forget your fresh fruit) and gin is ever so popular and there are so many flavours to really get your juices flowing from rhubarb & strawberry to chilli & lime, from Mediterranean orange to cherry blossom & lychee.
Gin Fact: Gin was originally used in British colonies to mask the flavour of quinine which was bitter and hard to drink.
Pimm’s recipe: Ice, Pimm’s No.1, lemonade, strawberries, orange, cucumber, and mint.
You can get so creative with all of these party scenarios, but if it all seems too much to organise yourself there is always help. You could hire a party planner to organise it all for you, you could hire in cocktail servers, mobile bars and staff so nothing is out of reach for your upcoming party.
Please drink responsibly.
If you do need any help with planning, head on over to my party page to see how I can be of assistance to you.
Thanks for reading
X Jodie x