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The Bar

When guests first arrive at an event the first place they go far is the bar – even if it is to hold a glass filled with soda. The mere act of holding a glass puts people at ease.

 

There are many aspects of having a successful, well stocked bar.

 

Make sure your bar has the essentials such as sparkling and regular water, regular and diet sodas, lemons and limes. The style and size of your party determine what you pour. For a modified bar include wine, beer and a handful of liquors and mixers. For a true cocktail party or formal affair, set up a full bar – stocked with every mixed drink under the sun.

 

Remember there is room for variations such as adding champagne and sparkling wine, and you can choose not to serve dark colored cocktails or wine if you have light furniture or carpeting.

 

Some tips to remember are to buy in bulk, buy in advance, don’t buy liquor in big bottles (liquors should be served in one-liter bottles – they look nicer, less tacky, and are easier to handle), and make sure the proper drinks that should be chilled, are chilled about two hours before the beginning of the event.

 

Below is a list of basics every bar should have:

 

Glass Types

What to stock

Barware

Posted by: / July 06, 2010

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