It is truly the most wonderful time of the year!
Our days are filled with the hustle and bustle of planning and celebrating the holidays. It is often a special delight to see people you typically only see once a year. The holiday celebrations are exhilarating but can also come with a certain amount of pressure. So, as you send your invitations, build your gift lists, and set menus for your holiday events, don’t forget to plan a holiday drink menu to remember!
To take the guesswork out of your planning, we have some pro tips to help you curate your holiday drink menu.
The Big Picture
Start by considering the various needs of your guests. Every successful holiday bar will have an option for the following:
- Guests who prefer nonalcoholic beverages
- Guests who opt for spirits
- Guests who choose beer or wine
- Guests who enjoy diet drinks
The Signature Cocktail
Make your life easier as the host and wow your guests with a signature cocktail. A signature cocktail helps to free you up for more time to be merry with your family and friends. Create an eye-catching and delicious cocktail, such as a peppermint martini garnished with candy canes, or consider a warm boozy drink for your signature cocktail, like a warm whiskey cider with cinnamon sticks.
The Signature Mocktail
Don’t forget the designated drivers and people who choose not to drink at your celebration. You can plan to serve a nonalcoholic twist on your signature cocktail or find a completely different mocktail to enjoy.
The Shopping List
Now that you have your signature cocktail and mocktail planned and your guest list, you can write your shopping list. Be sure to include the following:
- Garnishes (limes, lemons, oranges, cherries)
- Mixers (juices, sodas, tonic)
- Liquor (vodka, rum, gin, tequila, whiskey)
- Beer (include an option for those who prefer light beer)
- Wine (white and red options)
- Stir sticks and straws
Take the stress out of planning your holiday drink menu by incorporating Philly Yard Bar experience into the holiday event. The Philly Yard Bar creates a unique atmosphere of indoor comfort in the great outdoors! Owners Andy and Kerri Marin work with local breweries and vendors to create a special menu for each event. The bar is BYOB, so they will help you curate cocktail recipes and decide how much alcohol to buy.
Philly Yard Bar trailers have a rustic industrial feel with a comfortable U-shaped bar, reclaimed wood bar stools, and tables. Our bars have everything you need to host your next event, including a generator, recessed lighting, hot water, a commercial sound system, a Smart TV, plenty of beverage storage, warm wood bar stools, and high-top tables.
Reach out today to reserve Philly Yard Bar for your next event! Looking for cocktail inspiration and ideas? Check out some of our favorite recipes on our Instagram page.