Stocking the bar correctly for your event

Posted by aaarents on March 19th, 2015

Nobody wants to hear the words, “Sorry, we can’t make that,” when they ask for a drink. That’s why properly stocking the bar at your event is a top priority. Just trying to include every type of alcohol you can is extremely inefficient and and gets expensive, so the trick is to find the right balance between variety and cost.

That said, there are a few basics every bar should start out with and have on hand for mixing drinks: Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, and Whisky. While Gin is important and is used in some common mixed drinks like a Long Island Ice Tea, it really isn’t as popular or necessary as the others if you are on a budget...although, you should definitely include it if possible. If you really want to impress your guests, try adding a few flavored vodkas or a high end brandy or cognac to the bar.

When people think of bars, they think of alcohol, but it is important not to forget the mixers. Coke, Sprite, orange juice, sweet and sour mix, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, club soda, and other mixers are what let you make many common drinks when combined with the alcohol listed above.

Liqueurs are the next step to improving the variety of your bar and are used in the creation of many drinks that are more fruity or tropical in nature. The main liqueurs to start with are triple sec, peach schnapps, blue curacao, melon liqueur, and coconut rum. you can always expand to include irish cream or coffee liqueur among others for more variety.

Last but not least, you need the miscellaneous stuff like fresh lime juice and ice for margaritas and blended drinks to complete the bar. Accessories such as blenders, shakers, and proper glasses are also a requirement.

Always ensure that your bar area has enough counter space for the bartender to work and seating for guests to relax and enjoy their drinks. For assistance setting up the perfect bar and seating arrangement, contact your local Los Angeles event rental company today!

About the Company:

AAA Rents & Events offers a wide selection of service equipment, indoor and outdoor furniture, and more for corporate and other events. For the past 15 years, AAA Rents & Events has served the greater Los Angeles area including Burbank, Santa Clarita, Glendale, and Pasadena.

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