Friday June 10, 2016
Stock the Bar This Summer and Keep your Guests Refreshed!
- As you plan, make sure to include a beverage plan, and know your guests’ preferences. Think about what you would like to provide (Beer and Wine is always a safe bet) and make sure you have enough for everyone, and enough to last. You also don’t want to encourage anyone to over-imbibe, but you want your guests to have a good time. Bloody's and Mimosa’s, Coffee, or maybe cold beer and wine. Don’t forget as we said above, BYOB is a great option as well – just don’t expect anyone to show up with something if you don’t ask them too.
- Remember proper serving temperatures, and other items necessary for what you are serving. ICE, ICE, ICE – stock plenty of it. Limes, Lemons, Mixers and any other items your guests might need to make a drink. If you're serving Mojitos, make sure you have mint and limes, Moscow Mules need Ginger Beer and Limes, and always plenty of water and non-alcoholic items. Most importantly don’t forget your favorite Shady Lane Wines!
Sparkling Summer Cocktail
Shady Lane Cellars Sparkling Riesling
1 Sugar Cube
St. Germain Elderflow Liqeur
1 Cucumber Slice
Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute or desired glass. Soack the cube with 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Cover with 1oz St. Germain Elderflower Liquer and fill with Shady Lane Cellars Sparkling Riesling. Garnish with 1 slice of cucumber for some added freshness and enjoy!
General Manager - Shady Lane Cellars