Batching Holiday Cocktails
Holiday get-togethers and the drinks that accompany them are just around the corner. We love to throw a party but when we’re hosting, we don’t want to get stuck behind the bar.
The answer? Batched cocktails.
Pre-mixing a cocktail or two, in addition to beer and wine, gives your guests plenty of variety and streamlines the drinks table.
Here are a few insider tips:
- Make enough for about a third of your guests.
- Mix liquors and syrups in a pitcher or wine decanter up to a day ahead of time.
- Add citrus juices or fizzy ingredients just before serving.
- Prepare garnishes ahead and store between damp paper towels.
Voila! Drinks for the masses.
Give this colorful classic a try.
Mix equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Add more gin if you like a drier drink.
Add one part water to account for dilution or pour undiluted straight into glasses over ice.
Garnish with an orange twist.