How to Serve Up Serious Style at Your Next Cocktail Party
We’ve been kicking up our cocktail party game lately, with all sorts of personalized glassware, fun recipes and DIY party decor to show off at our next shindig. This project is a little sampler of all of these party preparations, PLUS the one missing ingredient — a killer cocktail party ensemble to wear the night of!
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– rocks glasses
– party coasters
– cocktail jigger
– cocktail muddler
– gold paint pen
– at home mixology guide
(or get everything HERE in our kit!)
Grab all of your materials (included in our kit!) and lets get started!
These gold pens seriously rock. Draw phrases, monograms, confetti dots and other patterns. Just make sure to leave some space near the rim of the glass where your mouth will touch.
Repeat for your second glass to make a little mismatched set! If you make a mistake, you can quickly wipe it away with water, soap and a paper towel and then continue drawing.
Let your paint pen design dry for about 15 minutes and you’re done! Hand wash these glasses with the soft side of a sponge in between uses.
We made a second pair of glasses with minimalist monograms, perfect for a personalized holiday gift.
Same deal with these party coasters. Write your party guests’ names or initials on them or just make a variety of cute designs.
We made a fun assortment of 10 different designs, all with this one gold pen.
Part 1: Personalization — done! Check out that fun (and incredibly easy-to-make) set.
For part two of this DIY cocktail party, use those glasses and cocktail tools to mix up a few Old Fashioneds!
First off, drop one sugar cube and three dashes of Angostura bitters into a rocks glass.
Next, pour half an ounce of club soda into the glass using your 1 ounce/2 ounce cocktail jigger to measure.
Muddle to a paste with your wood cocktail muddler.
Add two ounces of bourbon and stir with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
Add ice and garnish with a thin strip of orange peel. Twist the peel before garnishing for extra fancy points ;)
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