All garden parties are fun, enjoyable, and relaxing, particularly in the summer when the sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the days are long. However, sometimes they can be a little too laid back and need that little extra oomph to really get them going. One of the ways you can do this is to add some music to liven up the atmosphere a little. Another is to treat your guests to colorful, sumptuous, and refreshing cocktails created right in front of them.
Setting up a bar in your garden is very easy, as you can simply make your own or even buy an outdoor bar for a pretty good price. You can even add some bar stools if you want to splash out and make the event even more exciting and authentic. All you need to do then is get all of your equipment set up in preparation for your garden party and you can start whipping up delicious summer cocktail creations for your delighted guests to indulge in.
What you need to do first…
Of course, you will need to put some preparation and hard work in beforehand. In addition to making sure you have a bar set up and stools if applicable, you also need to ensure you have the right equipment. This includes cocktails shakers, blender, ice buckets, cocktail glasses, decorations for your drinks, and maybe even an ice maker if you plan on hosting parties on a regular basis. You can then set all of this equipment up on your home bar so you are ready to create cocktails in front of your guests.
So, which cocktails will you be creating? Well, the easiest way to determine this is to do some research and look into the cocktails that you feel will be most manageable for you and will not cost you a fortune. Many summer cocktails tend to contain the same key ingredients such as grapefruit vodka or gin. However, the mixers and additional ingredients can vary. So, if you stick with a handful of cocktails that require only the purchase of one or two different types of spirits, you can save yourself some money.
You can also spend some time looking at alcohol-free cocktails so you can be certain you are catering for non-drinkers at your garden party as well as for the kids. The alcohol-free cocktails need not be boring, as there are some excellent ones that you can make which are beautifully colorful and deliciously refreshing. So, make sure you add these to your bar options for guests that cannot or prefer not to drink.
By creating colorful, fun, and enticing cocktails for your guests, you can make sure your garden party goes with a real bang with your very own outdoor bar and a group of extremely impressed guests. All you need is some research and forward planning to have an event to remember.