How to Host the Perfect Cocktail Party

people enjoying elderflower and lemon tonic water and gin

Who doesn’t love a cocktail party?

Here at Lixir Drinks, every member of our team loves to invite their friends and family over to celebrate a special occasion with a few exciting and tasty drinks.

But how can you make sure you are throwing the best cocktail party possible?

Whether you’re a seasoned party planner or a first-time host, you can never have too much help when it comes to throwing the perfect cocktail party, and this guide is here to help you through it all.

And of course, when it comes to adding bags of flavour to each drink, we can help with that as well, with our delicious range of tonic waters and other mixers.

So, gather your friends, roll out the shakers and spirits, and let’s dive into creating an unforgettable night filled with laughter, great conversations, and, of course, delicious drinks.

Some Cocktail Party Tips for a Great Night

Set the Scene

At any party, the atmosphere is key.

Decorate your space to create a warm, inviting ambience. Think soft lighting, comfortable seating, and a playlist that sets the mood.

It’s always a good idea to have a theme for a party, and whether it’s Christmas, Halloween, or simply a gathering of friends, try and set the decorations and cocktails to fit this.

Stock Your Bar

Essential to any cocktail party is a well-stocked bar. No-one wants to be the host who throws a cocktail party and then runs out of alcohol in the first half an hour.

Begin with a selection of spirits – vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey are great starters.

And don’t forget the star of the show: mixers from Lixir Drinks.

Who doesn’t love a low-calorie tonic as a mixer, and therefore why not get a mixed pack so you know you have something different to please everyone?

Choose the Cocktails Wisely

Get creative with your drinks!

Offer a variety of options, from classic cocktails to innovative concoctions. Remember, you may have many different guests who like different things.

There may be some adventurous people who love drinks packed with flavour, or simply people who love a classic gin and tonic.

The key is to cater for everyone, so make sure you have a nice mix of tonics, spirits, garnishes, and more.

Offer Different Options

Remember your non-drinking guests with delicious mocktails.

Our variety of tonics, make for great non-alcoholic options that everyone can enjoy. There is now a wide range of non-alcoholic spirits that are a great alternative for the real thing.

Alternatively, why not think of some delicious mocktails made with fruit juices and more?

There are many options to choose from, and you can make your cocktails low-calorie, gluten-free, and more to suit your guests.

Don’t Forget the Food

Pair your drinks with light snacks. Cheese boards, fruit platters, and finger foods are perfect for guests to nibble on while mingling.

Serving lots of delicious cocktails without any food can leave your guests feeling hungry, and sometimes a little bit dizzy, so make sure you are feeding them.

This can play a big role in your party, and by making sure your food and cocktails pair and work with your theme, you can nail an all-round approach.

Delicious Cocktails with Lixir Drinks

In conclusion, hosting a successful cocktail party is about much more than just mixing drinks.

By following these stages and incorporating our exquisite range of mixers, your cocktail party is sure to be memorable.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just enjoying a casual get-together with friends, your attention to detail and personal touches will make your event stand out.

Want to know more? Then get in touch today.

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