How to throw the ultimate Christmas cocktail party

Christmas cocktail party

How to Throw the Ultimate Christmas Cocktail Party

Christmas is the ideal time to switch off from working habits and to let your hair down. It only comes around once a year, so it’s best to make the most of it, right?

Throwing an elegant holiday get-together with friends and family, whether it be a festive dinner or a simplistic cocktail party, we assure you that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. Here are a few ways in which you can host the best cocktail gathering of the year.

 

Make a list of ingredients and guest numbers

There’s nothing worse than realising you’re not prepared for a party. The sheer panic sets in and then before you know it, guests are knocking on the door. First and foremost, write a list. How many people will be attending your party? Will there be a mixture of men and women? Will they want different drinks? Once you have numbers of guests confirmed, you can prepare to write a list of all the mixers and spirits (and extra bits like cucumber and lime) to your shopping list and set yourself a budget so you don’t end up overspending. If all else fails, don’t forget to check out our 6 easy Japanese sake cocktail recipes for some inspiration.

 

Pair canapes with the cocktails

After sipping on a few cocktails, it’s inevitable that your guests will get peckish. Keep it easy and serve recipes that can be warmed and prepared in advance to save you the hassle. Serving food that can be equally paired with cocktails isn’t always straight forward, but the classic canape, pigs in blankets, savoury bites and mince pies will never go amiss. To make life that little bit easier, consider buying puff pastry from the supermarket and adding smoked salmon, goat’s cheese or chutney on top of them. Your guests will thank you for this.

Want to go more creative? Why not accompany your cocktails with homemade sushi?

 

Transform the room

Going to the trouble of renting out a room or a hotel for a Christmas party can be costly and not always efficient for people who have to travel. If you are thinking of throwing your very own cocktail party, simply transform your ordinary living room into a chic space by hiring or buying high-top cocktail tables. In doing so, it will give your guests a place to put down their drinks and canapes, without  being cramped around one table. To add a touch of flair, place a beautiful silk cloth or a piece of Christmas themed material over the top to truly bring your space to life.


Serve non alcoholic drinks too

We mustn’t forget about those who are designated driver or decide not to drink at your cocktail party. Always provide and offer guests nonalcoholic beverage options that feels just as indulgent as fizz and booze. You could even go to great lengths to set up a hot chocolate station in the kitchen for people to serve their own warm drinks, topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. We can guarantee your guests will appreciate this after a long night of drinking.

 

If you’re thinking of leaving the house over Christmas to try some cocktails, our Rofuto Cocktail Masterclass boasts expert mixologists who will teach you how to make, shake and taste your favorite cocktails and include exclusive use of the Private Rofuto Sky Bar, a glass of Sake on arrival, a choice of three signature tipples from the menu and much more.

This extraordinary experience is ideal for special occasions such as parties, birthdays, hen dos and corporate events. Each session last roughly 2 hours and is priced at £25 per person. Get in touch today on 0121 369 8888 to book your masterclass now!










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Christmas cocktail party

How to Throw the Ultimate Christmas Cocktail Party

Christmas is the ideal time to switch off from working habits and to let your hair down. It only comes around once a year, so it’s best to make the most of it, right?

Throwing an elegant holiday get-together with friends and family, whether it be a festive dinner or a simplistic cocktail party, we assure you that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. Here are a few ways in which you can host the best cocktail gathering of the year.

 

Make a list of ingredients and guest numbers

There’s nothing worse than realising you’re not prepared for a party. The sheer panic sets in and then before you know it, guests are knocking on the door. First and foremost, write a list. How many people will be attending your party? Will there be a mixture of men and women? Will they want different drinks? Once you have numbers of guests confirmed, you can prepare to write a list of all the mixers and spirits (and extra bits like cucumber and lime) to your shopping list and set yourself a budget so you don’t end up overspending. If all else fails, don’t forget to check out our 6 easy Japanese sake cocktail recipes for some inspiration.

 

Pair canapes with the cocktails

After sipping on a few cocktails, it’s inevitable that your guests will get peckish. Keep it easy and serve recipes that can be warmed and prepared in advance to save you the hassle. Serving food that can be equally paired with cocktails isn’t always straight forward, but the classic canape, pigs in blankets, savoury bites and mince pies will never go amiss. To make life that little bit easier, consider buying puff pastry from the supermarket and adding smoked salmon, goat’s cheese or chutney on top of them. Your guests will thank you for this.

Want to go more creative? Why not accompany your cocktails with homemade sushi?

 

Transform the room

Going to the trouble of renting out a room or a hotel for a Christmas party can be costly and not always efficient for people who have to travel. If you are thinking of throwing your very own cocktail party, simply transform your ordinary living room into a chic space by hiring or buying high-top cocktail tables. In doing so, it will give your guests a place to put down their drinks and canapes, without  being cramped around one table. To add a touch of flair, place a beautiful silk cloth or a piece of Christmas themed material over the top to truly bring your space to life.


Serve non alcoholic drinks too

We mustn’t forget about those who are designated driver or decide not to drink at your cocktail party. Always provide and offer guests nonalcoholic beverage options that feels just as indulgent as fizz and booze. You could even go to great lengths to set up a hot chocolate station in the kitchen for people to serve their own warm drinks, topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. We can guarantee your guests will appreciate this after a long night of drinking.

 

If you’re thinking of leaving the house over Christmas to try some cocktails, our Rofuto Cocktail Masterclass boasts expert mixologists who will teach you how to make, shake and taste your favorite cocktails and include exclusive use of the Private Rofuto Sky Bar, a glass of Sake on arrival, a choice of three signature tipples from the menu and much more.

This extraordinary experience is ideal for special occasions such as parties, birthdays, hen dos and corporate events. Each session last roughly 2 hours and is priced at £25 per person. Get in touch today on 0121 369 8888 to book your masterclass now!




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