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Hassle-Free Easter Hosting

Get excited, it's that time of year again! Easter long weekend… extra long if you're lucky enough to take a few extra days off!

There's nothing better than inviting your family and friends over for a long Easter lunch. But, sometimes it can feel like you're spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough with your guests.

Fret less! We can help relieve some of your hosting duties. Sure, pouring rosé may be easy, but having your family and friends create their own bar-worthy cocktails will leave a lasting impression.

Take your drinks game to the next level with these build-your-own drinks station!

1. Set up the station 

Use a desk or trestle table as the base for your drinks station. Set up in an easily accessible area with low guest traffic.

2. Line it up

Make the most of your space by using the spirits, fresh ingredients and garnish as the main attraction - in neat rows. Pre-cut all ingredients and place in matching bowls. Include basic bar necessities like a small cutting board, large ice bucket, as well as specific bar accessories for the cocktail you’re making. If there’s not enough room, have a secondary side table for glassware.

3. Put it all on display 

Put the recipe cards on display and use signage to add a personal touch

4. Keep it practical!

Choose one or two cocktails, select premium alcohol and make it bar worthy! Not sure what to pick? Here are our top 4 Easter lunch cocktail recommendations:

  • The Crowd Pleaser Station: Raspberry Mint Mojito (Makes 18)
  • The Easy Spritzer Station: The Spring Cup Spritzer (Makes 18)
  • The Decadent Dessert: Espresso Martini (Makes 15)
  • The Playful Drink & Snack Combo: Porter's Bloody Mary (Makes 14)

 

The Crowd Pleaser Station: Raspberry Mint Mojito

 

Shopping List:

  • Limes cut in halves
  • Fresh Mint
  • Ice Bag
  • For more variety add a selection of fresh berries

Equipment:

  • Highball Glass (tall)
  • Jigger (measurer)

In the box the Raspberry Mint Mojito cocktail box, you'll get:

  • Pampero Blanco Rum 700ml
  • Soda Press Raspberry Mint (or Blueberry Lime) 500ml
  • 4 x Fever-Tree Premium Soda Water 200ml
  • Organic Icing Sugar
  • Dehydrated Lime Wheels for garnish

 

The Easy Spritzer Station: The Spring Cup Spritzer

Shopping List:

  • Oranges, cut in quarters
  • Fresh basil
  • Lots of ice

Equipment:

  • Wine glasses
  • Jigger (measurer)

 In the box the Spring Cup Spritzer cocktail box, you'll get:

  • Tanqueray London Dry Gin 200mL and  Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka 200mL (Guest can choose gin or vodka)
  • 3 x Dunes & Greene Sparkling Wine 200mL
  • Bottle Green Elderflower Cordial 500mL
  • 2 x Capi Lemongrass & Ginger Sparkling Water 750mL

 

The Decadent Dessert: Espresso Martini 

Shopping List:

  • Ice 

Equipment:

  • Martini Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Jigger (measurer)
  • Grater

In the box the Espresso Martini cocktail box, you'll get

  • Ketel One Vodka 700mL
  • Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur 200mL
  • 2 x Little Drippa Cold Drip Coffee 200ml
  • Crawley's Simple Sugar Syrup 375mL
  • Loving Earth Dark Chocolate

 

The Playful Drink & Snack Combo: Porter's Bloody Mary

 

Shopping List:

  • Ice
  • Skewers
  • An assortment of goodies, think celery sticks,  olives, cheese cubes, jalapenos and tomatoes - get creative!

Equipment:

  • Highball Glass
  • Jigger (Measurer)

In the box the Bloody Mary cocktail box, you'll get

  • Ketel One Vodka 700mL
  • 2 x 'Beet It' Organic Tomato Juice 750mL
  • Westmont Chilli Sauce 250mL
  • Westmont Dill Pickles 500g
  • Turmeric Vinegar
  • Stock Powder
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