Should I offer a cocktail menu at the bar?

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  • October 21, 2011
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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour October 21, 2011

I prefer to serve a signature cocktail or two. They can be batch mixed, so no one has to spend a bunch of time mixing individual drinks during the party. If I wanted to have a cocktail menu, I'd hire a bartender for the party.

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SKK
SKK October 21, 2011

I am with HLA on this one! And we always offer white wine, red wine and beer. And plenty of water.

wssmom
wssmom October 21, 2011

Two thumbs up on HLA's answer!

sdebrango
sdebrango October 21, 2011

I'm with HLA and SKK, no menu offer a few mixed drinks, wine and beer.

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amysarah
amysarah October 21, 2011

Wine, beer, champagne or prosecco and maybe a premixed cocktail in a big jug or two. Or three. However, I also have a bottle of bourbon, vodka, etc. on hand, if anyone really prefers - I just don't put them out on the bar, so they're not the default. Also OJ, cranberry juice, tonic, etc. for both non-drinkers and those who really crave, say, a vodka tonic. Big bowls of cut up lemons/limes too. I leave anything involving an entire menu to the pro's.

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ATG117
ATG117 October 21, 2011

I agree with having one signature cocktail. simple and elegant.

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Helen's All Night Diner
Helen's All Night Diner October 22, 2011

Yup, I vote for just one simple elegant cocktail...

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Bevi
Bevi October 22, 2011

I also vote for one cocktail you can make in advance, along with something fizzy, another wine, and beer.

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