Essential Purchases to Create Summer Cocktails
If you love relaxing outside in the sunshine and entertaining guests in your garden, one of the things you may want to do is create delicious summer cocktails for your guests. Many people love having guests over during the summer and the best place to soak up the sunshine while you relax is in your very own garden. By serving up a selection of great cocktails to your guests, you can enjoy impressing them and delighting their taste buds with your wonderful cocktail inventions.
Of course, you need to ensure you have the right products to create cocktails for those that visit your home. If you are the type of person that has people over regularly, it is worth investing in quality items so that you are always ready to whip up refreshing summer cocktails for those that drop around to chill out in the garden with you.
Some of the essentials that you will need
There are a number of items that you should add to your cocktail shopping list in order to be prepared for cocktail loving guests at any time. First off, of course, are the drinks. You need to ensure you have a good mix of spirits, liqueurs, and mixers so that you can create a variety of different cocktails such as the popular Moscow Mule. You should make sure you buy a range of staple spirits such as Absolut Grapefruit, gin, and standard vodka amongst others. Make sure you also invest in a variety of mixers as well so you have a well stocked drinks cupboard with everything you need to create your favorite summer cocktails. By going online and looking at the summer cocktail recipes that most interest you, you will find it easier to determine which spirits, liqueurs and mixers to purchase, as this does depend largely on the type of cocktails you plan to make.
Another thing you need to do is invest in proper glasses in which to service your cocktails. If you want to really impress those that come around, the last thing you want is to pour your wonderful concoction into cheap plastic cups. Buying proper cocktail glasses and hi-ball glasses will enable you to present your drinks beautifully to your guests so they look as good as they taste. Always buy some decorative items for your cocktails such as swizzle sticks and umbrellas – some may consider them a little cheesy but they add an element of fun and color to the drinks.
You also need to make sure you have the right items to actually create your summer cocktails. A good, high quality cocktail shaker is vital and you should also invest in a blender so that you can more easily make more complicated drinks. In addition, if you want to avoid filling up the freezer with bags of supermarket ice you may want to invest in an ice machine where you can make your own ice with ease and use it for your cocktail.