Entertaining at Home
Ideas to Spark Your Creativity
Trying to decide what cocktails to serve? Not sure where to start when it comes to pairing food and drinks? Our Entertaining at Home guide gives you plenty of tips and tricks for it all. Click through this slide show to get started!
Build a Bar Cart
Even if you don't have a dedicated bar-area in your house or apartment, there is always room for a bar cart. It's also mobile so you can entertain in the kitchen, living room, or take the party outside. Set it up with your favorite spirits, liqueurs, a large bucket of ice, glassware, and a couple bottles of wine!
Keep it Fresh
Offering farm-fresh ingredients is a simple but stunning way to wow your guests. Mint, thyme, cucumbers, and fresh citrus smell, look, and taste delicious. Pick your favorites and pair with a variety of spirits. Guests will mix, match, and enjoy!
Themed Drink Party
Do you love a Manhattan? Did you know there are variations based on Scotch, Rum, Cognac, and more? For example the Irish Manhattan swaps the Bourbon for Irish Whiskey. Offer guests a variety so they can pick their own variations! It will make for a festive, upscale cocktail party at home!
Add excitement to your gatherings by inviting each guest to bring their favorite dish, paired with their favorite wine or cocktail. From lamb chops with Bordeaux to pumpkin pie with Bourbon, the options are endless!
Can't get together in person? Most of us have experienced a virtual happy hour so why not take it to the next level with your holiday meal? Set a place at the end of the table with a computer facing you, have everyone prepare the same meal, pour the same wine, and zoom-in for a video-based holiday.
Outdoor Get Togethers
When taking things outdoors, think cans! Cocktails, wine, and sparkling water come in all flavors these days. Throw them all in a cooler with ice for the easiest entertaining. Then order a to-go meal or cheese-plate from your favorite spot!
HOW TO MAKE THIS DRINK:
- 2oz Hendrick’s Gin
- 2-3oz Castell de Sant Pau Cava
Build drink over ice; garnish to your fancy. Suggestions: Fresh mint, rosemary, cucumbers and/or limes
HOW TO MAKE THIS DRINK:
- 2 oz Wheatley Vodka
- 1 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
- ½ oz Lime Juice
- ½ oz Cranberry Juice
Shake & strain up into a coupe glass; garnish with lime twist
Taxonomy of Cocktails
Easy Guide to Wine
A helpful chart to help new wine drinkers understand the basics like food pairing and serving temperature.
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