Planning Your Party With Spirits

In general, the preferred drinks at any party are beer and wine. The rule of thumb is that 20% will prefer spirits, 30% will want beer, and the remaining 50% will want to drink wine. People will usually start the night off with a couple of drinks in the first hour and then you can freshen their glasses about every hour or so for the remainder of the event.

Choosing Spirits

When planning a party in White Bear Lake or Minneapolis, it is best to make sure that all of your bases are covered when it comes to spirits. You want spirits that you can enjoy straight or make several combinations to create an abundance of mixed drinks and cocktails.

Usually served straight, bourbon is great for classic cocktails. Sip it on the rocks, mix it in a tiki drink, or blended in a cocktail, you cannot go wrong adding rum to your spirit list. For spicy freshness or herbal complexity, sip gin alone or with mixers. You cannot have popular party drinks like Long Island iced tea, tequila sunrises, and margaritas if you do not have tequila. A neutral spirit that can be used in an endless number of cocktails, no party is complete without vodka.

Don't Forget the Ice

Once you have your spirits ready to order, there are a few other items that you will need to include for your party. You will need several options for garnish on hand, such as cherries, mint, limes, and olives. You can always use more ice and be sure you have plenty of glasses. Also, be sure to print out or have handy on your smartphone, all your favorite drink recipes.

Finally, you want to include two bottles of mixers for every bottle of spirits. The best mixers to have on hand include fruit juices, soft drinks, and tonic water. Grenadine and simple syrup are great additions to any party bar as well.

At Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, we have an excellent selection of spirits and everything you need to make your party memorable. For more information, call us at 612-208-0973 in Minneapolis or 651-207-4415 in White Bear Lake

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