When asked about my favorite ways to entertain, I’ll usually end up mentioning cocktails. Specifically, I love offering guests a fabulous cocktail or two, but standing over the bar serving up drinks all night is not my thing. Nor is spending money to always have a fully stocked bar. The solution? I like to choose one cocktail that I will be serving that evening and buy ingredients in abundance. I mix up big pitchers or decanters in advance, chill them for a couple of hours before everyone arrives and then display them self-serve style with all the appropriate garnishes and accoutrements. You know, like paper straws and festive swizzle sticks.
With warm weather allegedly on the horizon (although I’m not yet a believer here in my neck of the woods), I thought I’d share 10 cocktail recipes that would be perfect for spring parties, showers or even weddings. Click through for my favorite picks for party cocktails!