Need a little kick to get all the guests schmoozing smoothly at your event? Alcoholic beverages are the social lubricant you need. A few drinks will make everyone feel relaxed, and for that to happen seamlessly, the cocktails you’ll serve should suit a wide variety of tastes.
While drink preferences are difficult to generalize, men tend to prefer less sweet concoctions compared to women. Unless you have a big budget for alcohol, planning a beverage menu for everyone can be tricky. But these five cocktails should be great go-tos for your next event in the Philippines.
THE COCKTAIL: SCREW DRIVER
WHY IT'S GOOD: The Screw Driver is essentially two ingredients, vodka and orange juice. Served with tons of ice, it’s a revitalizing drink fit for outdoor events. A good bartender will playing around with the vodka to appeal to all tastes: plain or stronger vodka varieties for those who like a little kick, sweeter or flavored varieties for those who like it a little sweeter.
THE COCKTAIL: CUBA LIBRE
WHY IT’S GOOD: Rum, cola, a dash of lime, and ice is all you’ll need to make this cocktail that traces its origins during the Cuban prohibition era of the early 1900s. It’s a go-to drink at most bars, thanks to those citrusy notes.
THE COCKTAIL: MOJITO
WHY IT’S GOOD: Refreshing is the word that comes to mind whenever a mojito is mentioned. When mixed right, the combination of white rum, club soda, lime and mint leaves easily cools you off. Add more rum for a stronger taste.
THE COCKTAIL: SCOTCH AND DRY
WHY IT’S GOOD: Scotch whisky is no doubt a hardcore drink of choice…but this simple cocktail makes it an appealing option for everyone else. The ginger ale mixer seamlessly blends with the whisky’s notes, while adding that cool, sweet ginger aftertaste.
THE COCKTAIL: TEQUILA SUNRISE
WHY IT’S GOOD:You can’t go wrong serving tequila but because it’s a spirit that’s usually an acquired taste. When mixed with orange juice and grenadine syrup, it helps temper tequila’s kick while the cocktail makes for a refreshing beverage during your event. Don’t be surprised if your guests end up staying at your event but hopefully, not until sunrise.
What drinks do you prefer when you attend events? Let us know by commenting below.