Planning a cocktail party? Here are the key things that you need to do to create a perfect drink menu for your guests: incorporate and choose your drink mixes, keep a simple drink menu, provide printed copies of your drink menu, and include non-alcoholic drinks.
Having a drink menu at your party will provide your guests an easier opportunity to try something new because the menu is an important party highlight that people will enjoy. Having a drink menu will not only cut costs by limiting what you need for your bar but it will also make your cocktail party a themed event where everyone can have fun. Here are the things that you can do to create your cocktail party’s drink menu:
Incorporate and choose your drink mixes
Incorporate a variety of drink mixes and choose which ones will fit the target guests at your cocktail party. Choose drink mixes for simple classics like the Martini, Dry Manhattan, and Tequini mixes. If you have enough time, you can also prepare the classic mixes like the Dubonnet Cocktail, Martinez, New Orleans Fizz, and Ward Eight. If you want to offer a new cocktail experience on mixes, try creating the less common frozen beverages such as Coladas, Margaritas, and Daiquiris. Scotch is also a great addition for your drink mixes. Check your guest list and choose the appropriate drink mixes according to the type of guests.
Keep a simple drink menu
Remember to keep your drink menu simple. Offer a variety of mixes for people to choose from. A round of 3 to 4 drink mixes are already enough to keep you guest from enjoying the different drinks offered. At the same time it will also give them enough time to socialize around. A short drink menu will serve the party guests very well.
Provide printed copies of your drink menu
After deciding on the number of mixes that you will serve, print a couple of copies of your drink menu. Place these on the bar or the drink tables for the guests to see. You can be creative when creating your drink menu. Rename the mixes according to your cocktail party’s theme. You can also add the drink recipe for a certain mix so your guests will know the ingredients. Just remember to laminate or cover your menu to protect it from spillage and from getting dirty.
Include non-alcoholic drinks
Include non-alcoholic drinks for those who do not want to drink the more festive beverages. You can easily mash up a non-alcoholic ladies drink and include it on your menu. Add tropical drinks called mocktails to make non-alcoholic beverages refreshing and healthy.
Rum cocktails are also a great addition to your drink menu. Just try to be creative and exciting when coming up with the mixes so that you can keep the cocktail party alive and entertaining. Good drink mixes are the key to a stimulating and memorable cocktail party.