Making sure your guests are well fed and watered is an absolute must, regardless of the kind of event you’re hosting. Yes, picking the perfect house party venues is important as you want people to be comfortable and impressed with the surroundings, and you need to have some top-quality entertainment at some point during the night… but the food and drink will always be a key talking point for guests and it really can make or break an event.

When it comes to the drinks behind the bar, you’d be wise to make sure you have a few bottles of tequila to hand, since this has been hotly tipped to the beverage of 2019… and the good news is that there’s an awful lot you can do with it, so you could easily base an entire drinks menu around it without it becoming tiresome.

Mezcal, the parent spirit of tequila, is made from the agave plant, native to Mexico and boasting a truly delicious smoky flavor that works incredibly well in a huge range of cocktails. Check out this article on the Imbibe magazine website of 20 must-try mezcal cocktail recipes, which could prove to be particularly inspiring if you are in the middle of serious party planning right now.

We love the sound of mezcal and sherry (ideal for summer events), or if you really want to shake your guests up you could serve them up with a Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, which combines mezcal with Italian vermouth and coffee liqueur. Killer!

The Jamaica cocktail sounds truly delicious, with hibiscus included for a tropical twist, or if you’re after something simple for an afternoon affair the Orange Maria would be truly delicious, with mixers of fresh carrot and orange.

Those of you planning on putting on an event later in the year might want to offer up a frozen cocktail or two, in which case the Virgin’s Sacrifice might be the right choice for you. It features blanco tequila, mezcal, pineapple gym syrup, passion fruit syrup, fresh lime juice, Thai chili tincture and a garnish of cherry, pineapple and an edible flower… Perfection in a glass!

If tequila isn’t the spirit for you, what about delving a bit deeper into the world of Irish moonshine and serve your guests poitin instead? Apparently, this tipple is also set to make a comeback in the next few weeks and months, initially produced in rural Ireland and crafted in sheds, homes and even in the woods.

It was banned for 300 years, with regulations only fully lifted back in 1997 and now it’s enjoying something of a resurgence thanks to today’s consumers who are keen to try something different that’s so closely intertwined in Irish history.

So what will you be serving your guests? Get in touch with us today to let us know.