Should You Supply Drinks for a Party?

By on January 28, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments

mixing cocktailsIt is always a concern, when it comes to should you or shouldn’t you supply drinks for a party.  Apart from the fact it may be quite expensive, the thing that needs to be considered is how much and what do I supply. Our Mix Your Drink website is an online portal which gives advice tips and some amazing recipes for cocktails.

It can really help when it comes to the what, when how and why of your favorite beers, wines and spirits.

We were recently asked by friends who were contemplating throwing a party if they should supply all the drinks. Of course the answer is dependent on what type of party is being held. There are certain social expectations at certain parties that the drinks should be supplied by the host.

At Weddings receptions and engagement parties the drinks are usually catered for. Most times the function is held in a licensed venue and a set tab at the bar is organized to cater for drinkers of beer, wine and soft drinks. Spirits is usually not included, so any guest choosing to drink spirits may be required to purchase their own.

Any milestone birthdays such as 21st or an 18th birthday, when held at a licensed venue caters for beer, wine and soft drinks also. However as many young people prefer to consume bottled mixed drinks, they too may be required to buy their own. At a private venue the amount of alcohol is quite controlled so a mixture may be supplied by the host.

Intimate dinner parties are always a popular occasion for friends to gather and enjoy some drinks and fine foods. Usually the host of these events supplies the drinks to compliment the menu. Although there are occasions where the host will ask the guests to each bring a bottle of their favorite beverage. Guests have been known to present the host with a quality bottle of wine, a courtesy  gesture as a thank you for the invitation to dinner.

An evening of cocktails is an excellent way to finish off the working week. Invite all your close friends to bring a bottle of their favorite spirits and spend a pleasant evening experimenting by mixing and drinking cocktails. If short of ideas for cocktails, there are a number of quality books available filled with recipes for some fantastic cocktails. There is also several on our recipe page, so check them out for inspiration.

Whatever function you are attending it is always wise to remember to drink responsibly. If you are the host, you have a duty of care to your guest to ensure they too are responsible and have a safe journey home. Yes they are responsible for their own actions but if they have been overindulging at your home you too are as responsible. Maybe offering a strong coffee would be the appropriate action to end the evening pleasantly.

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