How to Host a Flawless Cocktail Party
Take a break from the simple beer-and-wine gatherings and throw a fun cocktail party. Follow these simple tips to ensure your get-together is a hit.
What To Avoid
Don't put candles on a bar, unless they are inside a tall hurricane glass.
Don't forget the coasters. Place several of them on any surface that might be marred by wet glasses.
Don't overcrowd the bar with decorations, glassware, and bottles. Make sure that there is plenty of room for people to pick up bottles and put them down again.
Don't put spirits with 30% or less ABV (alcohol by volume) into the freezer. They will freeze. The ABV is listed on every label.