Written by Zara Madrusan —
How much for how many?
Depending what other beverages are on offer, it's wise to prepare for at least three cocktails per person.
A TIP FROM US: To keep things simple and save you on time, try a bottle of our classic cocktails to share, like the Manhattan, and instantly serve up five cocktails. Or our sparkling range for the hotter days, simply ice and garnish, or enjoy them straight out of the bottle.
Setting the tone
In preparation for hosting it is always wise to consider what you'd like your guests to learn about you and what might best be kept private.
- Check the fridge for any embarrassing appointment reminders
- Hide that awkward gag gift you got from your Secret Santa
- Ensure your dirty clothes are hidden away in the laundry instead of scattered on the bathroom floor.
Believe it or not, etiquette flows both ways. Whilst your guests should arrive at a reasonable time (we allow for a 30 minute grace period from the suggested arrival time), you as the host are also responsible for a level of grace and decorum.
- Prepare to conduct guests introductions where necessary by brushing up on the names of partners, workplaces, kids and more
- Stalk social media for information but remember to act surprised!
- There is no excuse to answer the door in your robe. Ensure you are dressed and the house is cleaned well-before the first guest has arrived
Remember to enjoy yourself and that your guests are thankful to have you as a host.
Excerpts taken from A Spot at the Bar.