Throwing a cocktail party is an excellent way to show your friends a great time and have some fun. One of the great things about having a cocktail party is being able to experiment with many different types of foods. Finger foods and other small snack are always a cocktail party staple, so if a guest does not like a particular food, there are always a variety of other options they will have to choose from.

Once you’ve figured out what kind of food items you’ll be serving, it’s time to focus on the most important element of your cocktail party – the drinks themselves. If you’re looking to throw a classic cocktail party, you can never go wrong with Cosmopolitans and Apple Martinis. These drinks have withstood the test of time, and are still the two most popular cocktails around.

If you plan on serving champagne, there are many bottles that have beautiful fruit notes to highlight them like raspberry, mango and passionfruit flavours. Try serving a variety of flavours for your guests to choose from. It’s fun for people to be able to sample an assortment of different drinks. If you’ve hosted dozens of cocktail parties before or it’s your first time, these tips will be sure to help you in hosting a party that is a huge success.

1 – Make sure you have an assortment of different glasses to be able to accommodate all the different types of cocktails you want to serve. You should have a good supply of wine glasses, martini glasses, highball glasses and tumblers on hand. A good guideline to follow is to always have twice the number of cocktail glasses than your number of guests in stock.

2- Always be sure to have plenty of ice. This is a crucial item to be stocked up on,and one that is easy to run out of. Buy it in bulk and be sure to have several bags on hand for back up. There is nothing worse than a lukewarm cocktail!

3- If you are only intending to serve wine, it’s a good rule of thumb to average a bottle and a half per person and to have a good variety of both red and white wines. Although white is a more popular choice, red wine is beginning to become more popular at cocktail and dinner parties.

4- If you are unfamiliar with the basic necessities of stocking a bar, you’ll want to make sure you have several bottles of each of the following: vodka, whiskey, bourbon, tequila, vermouth, both light and dark rum, and gin.

5- Also, don’t forget to have several different mixers on hand! To cover the different tastes your guests will have, get plenty of OJ, tonic, soda, ginger ale, cranberry juice, tomato juice, and tabasco. Purchase 9 or 10 lemons and limes and a few bottles of olives for garnishes. If you want to add other garnishes to your drinks, try fresh fruits for your martinis and other cocktails, like raspberries, blueberries and orange slices.

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