We all want to host a memorable event, but in the digital age it seems like we have to create social-media worthy moments while doing so. For events ranging from weddings to graduations, these are among my favorite ideas for offering the best summer beverages to guests:
Nothing delights me more than a rosé spritzer or the ole’ reliable Old-Fashioned. Yet, one thing that really wows me is a drink name that includes a pun. At the bar or tableside, cocktails with clever and creative names show the host’s consideration of all the details of their event. Plus, pun-inspired names do the work of creating an interesting hashtag for guests to associate with an event, and use to share their experience with a larger audience.
Summer cocktails aside, craft beer sales are on the rise among consumers, and with Apex catering such client preferences aren’t much different. While I do have an insatiable sweet tooth, candy buffets can take a backseat to craft beer buffets. Provide a selection of craft beers to guests and work on creating a visually pleasing presentation. I use punchbowls and dispensers of varying sizes, and arrange them nicely on a table. Much like candy buffets, guests will keep coming back to test all the specialty craft options.
Don’t bore your guests with mere lemon slices and water. Artisanal drinks like fresh-squeezed lemonade infused with thyme, or authentic aquas frescas, can be among the most unique and best summer beverages. Including these types of drinks at the bar are also a great idea for a dry wedding or as non-alcoholic options. Since looks matter, I tend to serve these beverages in mason jars for a rustic feel, or skinny Collins glasses for more formal settings.
Adding summer cocktails and paying attention to set-up and design are definite ways I try and show my guests the effort put in planning events. So get those smartphone cameras ready, and schedule a free consultation today for help in selecting the best summer beverage options in Apex catering.