Garden entertaining is something that many people love to get involved in. While going out with friends and family during the summer is all well and good, there is nothing quite as relaxing and enjoyable as simply kicking back in your own garden with the people you care about around you as you all soak up the sunshine and have some fun.
One of the things that you can do to make all of your guests feel welcome this summer is treat them to delicious summer cocktails that are as delicious as they are cooling. If you enjoy entertaining and you think you have something of a creative streak, this is a great way to keep your guests happy if you are planning a garden soiree this summer.
Getting yourself prepared for your summer cocktail events
Creating great cocktails for the summer and impressing your guests is not something that you can just pull out of the hat. It is something you have to put research and work into if you want to get it just right. One of the first things you have to do if you are a novice at cocktail making it look up some recipes for popular summer cocktails such as the delicious Moscow Mule. By looking the various cocktails recipes that interest you the most you will be able to determine what types of drinks you will need to stock up on for your summer event. Make sure you add a few zesty extras in addition to the usual spirits, such as delicious grapefruit vodka. These type of drinks are perfect for cooling, refreshing summer cocktails so it is well worth keeping a bottle or two in your cabinet.
One of the things that some people do tend to forget about when it comes to summer cocktails is that some people do not actually drink. Plus there are those that cannot drink because they are driving or have work the next day. Plus there may be kids coming to your summer soiree, so you need to take all this into consideration. With this in mind, make sure you also add some tasty alcohol free cocktail options to your list for your guests to enjoy. You will be amazed at how delicious some of these cocktails can be and there isn’t a percentage of alcohol in sight. You should make sure you take as much time and care in preparing the alcohol free cocktails as you do the alcoholic ones – don’t just bung some fruit juice in a glass for non-drinkers and create exotic delights for the drinkers!
Also, take some time to learn about the presentation of your cocktails, as this all helps when it comes to impressing your guests and making them feel special. There are plenty of products that you can invest in to decorate your cocktails so make sure you take a look around and find products that will really make your drinks stand out.