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As bartenders, we’re asked a lot about how we can help a couple cut costs while still having a nice bar. One of our first suggestions is to ditch the full bar. And while some people get upset about that, let us spell it out this way:
A full bar is A LOT of bottles of alcohol, and chances are, your guests are only going to order five or six different drinks, most of which are made with:
If you give my bartenders those five bottles and a few extra liqueurs to use for some pizazz, we can make you some killer drinks that will go over extremely well at your wedding or event without you having to shell out tons of money. Here are a few of the best creations we can make:
Rum lovers will rejoice at your event with the summer vibes the Mai Tai will bring to their tastebuds. Our favorite Mai Tai is a combo of two rums: spiced rum and coconut-flavored rum. We shake it with pineapple juice and orange juice for a refreshing and beachy-keen flavor.
2. The Cosmopolitan
There’s something sophisticated about the martini glass. For events, we tend to suggest mid-shelf to top-shelf for martinis when it comes to vodka. You want a clean-tasting cosmo, not one that tastes like nail-polish remover. We mix our Cosmos with Cointreau, cranberry, and a hint of lime to cut the tartness of the cranberry. (We have our secrets.)
3. Bloody Mary
You may hate them, but the Bloody Mary has quite a cult following and for good reason. When mixed right, they are refreshing, making them a perfect summer wedding or event beverage. Our favorite additions to a Bloody Mary include Old Bay, Worcestershire, sea salt, and lemon. We throw some other goodies in there, too for those extra special events.
4. Whiskey Sour
A little sour, a little sweet, we’ll shake up a real treat. Regardless of whether your event is in the scorching summer or the bitter chill winter, a whiskey sour is a staple cocktail to serve up. Guests like when they recognize a drink, and with this classic, you can’t go wrong. We have a few ways of putting a spin on the whiskey sours we make, so you can add that extra pizazz if you’d like.
5. The Bee’s Knees
Sometimes simple is better. The Bee’s Knees originated around Prohibition era, and even though it only has three ingredients, it’s been kept around. A little gin, a little honey syrup and some lemon makes for a tart yet refreshing cocktail. Depending on the gin you like, the Bee’s Knees will have a different flavor entirely. We can give you some suggestions!
The list goes on and on for what you can serve up at your event for some happy guests. Our suggestion is if you’d like to service something new and unusual, counter-offer with one or two staple cocktails for the non-adventurous folks.
If you need help assessing how many bottles you’ll need for your wedding or event, we can help! We’ve been doing bar service for over 15 years and can help you maximize your budget.