No host wants to play bartender! Instead, create a DIY cocktail station so each guest can be their own mixologist!
One of the trickiest parts of hosting a party is making sure your guests have full cups! Instead of mixing cocktails as you go (you’ll be in the kitchen the entire night) set up a station where guests can create their own cocktails.
It acts as a fun activity and also allows your party goers to refill their own cups all while choosing their own flavors.
How to Make a Cocktail Station
Spirits and Soda
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. Check out our post for making your own 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.
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.
A Dash of Bitters
Finally, to give each cocktail a little kick, set out some bitters. We used 4 different flavors of bitters to play with! Happy mixing!
Bowls for Fruit and Garnishes
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Let us know if you make this DIY cocktail station for your party by leaving a comment below!