HOW TO THROW THE PERFECT COCKTAIL PARTY
SUGAR & RIND’S COVETED TOP TIPS FOR THROWING THE PERFECT COCKTAIL PARTY, JUST IN TIME FOR NATIONAL COCKTAIL DAY
NATIONAL COCKTAIL DAY – 24/03/22
With National Cocktail day just around the corner, we thought it is was time to share some highly coveted top tips for throwing the perfect cocktail party. There are numerous elements that contribute to perfection on this front and luckily for you, we’ve laid it all out to help guide you through the process.
The first place to start is with the drinks themselves. While there are only minor differences between how a Mojito or Pornstar Martini are made, these signature concoctions make up the foundations of any good cocktail party. You might choose a classic cocktail such as the Espresso Martini or a Cosmopolitan that are options for those guests perhaps not as adventurous when it comes to their choices. Others may want to try something curated by the cocktail waiter, like our English Country Garden or a Berryfizzmas at Christmas time. But in our opinion, there’s nothing more delicious than a classic Margarita or a Negroni. These are even really rather good pre-mixed if you don’t have space or funds for a bar and bartender!
If you, on the other hand, prefer something a tad more flamboyant or flashy, why not consider theatre cocktails as a compliment to the classics. Recently our bartenders have been mixing together theatre cocktails at Sugar & Rind parties and they always end up stealing the show! With the use of fire, vapour and smoke screens, the act of cocktail making is set alight, adding an air of excitement to any event. Our personal favourite has to be The Leading Lady, an enticing drink combining gin and bergamot liqueur with a citrus pine cordial and lemon juice. This cocktail is made in front of your guests and served with a vapour bubble balanced on top that pops once lifted to the lips!
Entertainment doesn’t just present itself in the form of musicians or magicians at the perfect cocktail party… cue the flair bartenders. Flair bartenders don’t just pour the drinks, they juggle, toss, shake and stir your favourite cocktails, captivating a room full of people who watch on in amazement. These entertainers serve to make your event that bit more spectacular. Our motto is, when hosting a cocktail-orientated party, why not go a little over the top on the drinks? At our parties, corporate or private, flair bartenders are always that standout element that gives your guests that unforgettable experience. Click on the photograph below to find out more about our flair bartender service if you are looking to shake up your event.
For those with the deeper pockets, why not create a truly extraordinary party by hiring flair bartenders, courtesy of the World Flair Association? These world class bartenders will perform a ten-minute choreographed show. They work in tandem, throwing and catching drinks and bottles of all different natures around a stage. Supported by lights and music, this is really something spectacular!
Last on our list of lavish additions to any great cocktail party, is the bar itself. When it comes to the theme of a bar, there are a couple of great choices no matter the occasion. Bars can be themed to your event. They set the tone and contribute to the wow factor. Throwing a black-tie cocktail party? Opt for a bar that is chic and sophisticated – yet still draws the attention of party-goers. Our mirrored bars fit this bill to a tee, available in both silver and gold as well as in various sizes to fit your required space. Planning to host a groovy Gatsby-inspired soiree? Look no further than ‘The Great Gatsby Bar’ – a bold centerpiece and the absolute Rolls Royce of bars! A glammed-up bar is, in our opinion, an essential part of the perfect cocktail party.
Another consideration in the realm of bars is the choice of location – where should it go? This all depends upon where your cocktail party is to be held and of course the space available. If you have space, our advice is to put the bar right in the middle of a room. A round centrally located bar, whether in an outdoor marquee or an indoor open venue, transforms the feel of the space and provides the beating heart of your party.
So, there you have it, those are Sugar & Rind’s top tips! From classic cocktails and theatre drinks made by fantastic flair bartenders, to the theme and location of your bar as the centrepiece, we can provide it all. An event with each of these components is sure to blow your guest’s expectations out of the water.
What are you doing for national cocktail day? Let us know by getting in touch through our social media channels @sugarandrind.party or drop us an email so we can help you plan your next cocktail party.
SHOP THIS PARTY
FLAIR BARTENDER SERVICE
WE’VE GOT IT ALL COVERED BAR AND BARTENDING SERVICE
This ‘we’ve got it all covered’ service includes your bar, your flair bartender and support staff serving x2 cocktails on arrival (pick x3 from a choice of 9), wine, beer, cider, soft drinks, glassware, ice, compostable straws and napkins.
BARS AND FURNITURE
EVENT BAR HIRE
Why not wow your guests and hire one of our mobile bars? The Rolls Royce of cocktail bars- they’re made of stainless steel and come with protective flooring, rubber matting, ice wells with drainage, and an in-built sink. And whether you are planning a small party or a huge event, our exceptional range of event furniture for hire offers something for any occasion. Let’s ensure your guests will feel comfy and cosy.
flair bartender service
THE ABSOLUTE WORKS BAR AND BARTENDER SERVICE
This wonderful service includes a fully stocked bar with free-standing HD back panels, your mixologist, support staff, a ‘theatre’ cocktail on arrival, unlimited cocktails (choose 4 from a menu of 8 cocktails), spirits, wine, mixers, bottled beer, one round of shots, soft drinks, glassware, garnishes, ice, straw and napkins.