Most cocktail receptions organized by event planners include an open bar that's billed on consumption. But that may not always be necessary. A signature drink may sometimes be the best cocktail option, and it could save a lot of money at the same time. The National Restaurant Association this year added an International Wine, Spirits & Beer expo to its annual conference. With vintner, distiller and brewer tastings, I felt it was my obligation to my colleagues to sample the latest brews and cocktails.
Event planners should be familiar with a variety of cocktail drinks and cocktail drink recipes so that they may incorporate popular and trendy cocktails for their events. So I thought that I'd compile some ideas for new cocktails that event and meeting planners should know. While I've only tasted the Basil Gimlet listed, I think the others should be a hit based on my past tasting experience.
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