There’s something about mixing it up with your friends at your own home bar that takes your personal coolness to a whole new level. And making it happen is surprisingly simple. It’s all about proper bar setup. Stock up on basic spirits, mixers and supplies, add whatever you need to make your friends’ favorite cocktails, practice your martini-stirring technique in front of the mirror a couple times, and you are in business.
Bartender’s Tip: Fresh juices do a lot for a drink, but if you’re in a squeeze, bottled is fine. Remember to pick up plenty of soda and water for those designated drivers.
Bright, fun and sometimes funky, garnishes complete the cocktail.
Need to save a few bucks? No problem. Build a theme around a few cocktails, like classic and flavored martinis. Or get guests to pitch in with spirits, mixers or appetizers. Cheers!
Remember, any cocktail is best enjoyed in moderation, and only by those of legal drinking age.