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- BATCH BATCH BATCH!
What’s easier than measuring out cocktails with your measuring cups? Nothing. Bring a punch bowl out–it’s festive. In case you’ve got the time, or bottle up some cocktails. The point is that you want to make being in your guests, and the party easy on yourself, and self service is the way to go.
Sparkling Pomegranate and Cocchi Rosa Cocktails // Smoky Sage Punch // Salted Peanut Bottled Old Fashioneds
- Pre-freeze your frozen cocktails
Making frosé this season? You will want to stick them in the freezer the night before if you want to cut back on the quantity of ice in your cocktails. This goes along with batching your cocktails, but this step means watered down drinks. And that makes you a host.
Frozen Watermelon White Negroni // Frozen Blood and Sand // Peach and Tequila Frozen Cockails
- Label what your guests are drinking
If you’re making a few drink options (or even if it’s just one), save yourself from having to repeat ALL the components in something a hundred times by writing out the name and components and sticking it on/next to/on top of the drink. You can get fancy and make something on the computer, or a scribbled on index card will work just fine.
- Have your booze delivered
Yes, it may seem a little indulgent, but I’m trying to create less work for you guys. There is a slew of delivery apps/services around who will bring booze to you. And some even bring you food. You determine how much $$$ you want to shell out.
Saucey ($10 credit for you men too) // Drizly // Instacart (also with $10 charge)
- Invest in a large cooler or mini fridge
Not all your guests are going to want cocktails so you’ll need water and beer and anything else people drink besides cocktails. You know what’s fantastic? Your guests have access. You know what’s not great? Your fridge is rifled through by having folks. Get a cooler.
Entertaining tips that are totally useless. As we observe a day of rest, I hope these tips will take some of the work from your Labor Day celebration.
Uh-oh! Before you decide to throw an impromptu party and want help ?! you’re reading this a few hours First, have a shot of something, anything. Your significant other’s fancy whiskey they’re saving? Sure! Some vodka you located in the freezer? Fireball shots? Um, Ok I guess. Your kid’s cough syrup. NO. Don’t touch that. They are all going back to school this month and breed germs, you’ll need that. Put it back.
Source: Cocktail Making