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DIY Cocktail Station!

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No host wants to play bartender! Instead, create a DIY cocktail station so each guest can be their own mixologist! Start with having 2 different mixtures of gin + tonic water and vodka + soda on ice for guests to choose from. Then buy or make a few different simple syrups. We created 3 simple syrups, jalapeño, ginger and grapefruit so there are options for everyone. Some like it spicy and others like it sweet! Place out a nice mix of fruits and berries to muddle and garnish with. Then add some mini-umbrellas and lei flowers to the table for garnish. And don’t worry about matching glasses, since it’s fun to have a variety of different sizes, looks, etc. Finally, to give each cocktail a little kick, set out some bitters. We used 4 different flavors of bitters to play with! Happy mixing!

For more ideas on creating a DIY cocktail station, head over to our contributor page on Martha Stewart!

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7 responses to DIY Cocktail Station!

  1. July 30, 2015

    Beautiful setup! I love the bottles you served the simple syrups in, were did you get them from??

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. July 31, 2015

    Ah yes! This is absolutely awesome! I love all the details!

  3. Shellee
    July 31, 2015

    LOVE the simple syrup bottles and stoppers! Where can I get these?

    1. Eden
      August 13, 2015

      I bought them at World Market!

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