You’ve decided to throw a small martini party with a few friends. It’ll be a great time for everyone to enjoy themselves after work. Now, unless you strategically plan prepping for your martini party, you’ll find yourself making drinks for everyone all night long!
That doesn’t sound like fun, does it? This is why you should prepare the drinks ahead of your martini party – so that you can enjoy the evening and company just like everyone else. However, making large batches of cocktails in advance isn’t as simple as it sounds. Making them too soon will leave the drinks tasting stale. After all, juice has a relatively short shelf life, which is important to remember if you want fruity drinks.
Whether you hire a bartender or are in charge of the drinks yourself, here’s how to ensure your cocktails are perfect for your fun, fruity martini party:
- Consider the ingredients. If your drinks have fresh juice, the night before is the absolute soonest you want to make the drinks. If you’re not using any fresh ingredients like fruit juice, however, you can safely batch it up days in advance. If you know how to use fruit syrups, you can easily use a fruit substitute such as Amoretti Premium Maraschino Cherry Syrup or Amoretti Premium Pear Syrup. The quality ingredients will make it more convenient to prepare drinks in advance without sacrificing flavor or drink integrity.
- Use bottles or lidded pitchers. Using lidded pitchers to store and cool your drinks will allow you to not only prepare drinks in advance, but also easily serve them at your martini party. These don’t have to be fancy. Rather, you just need a container that can conveniently store your pre-made drinks.
- Taste the drinks. If you decide to use fruit syrups instead of fresh fruit juice, be sure to taste the drinks in advance. Unless you know how to use fruit syrups appropriately or have used them before, it’s important to understand how the flavoring enhances your drink. Of course, the best test is to taste it yourself! By tasting the drinks as you mix them, you’ll learn how to use fruit syrups and how to modify your recipe – just be sure to leave some for your guests!
- Find recipes! When you throw a martini party, you’ll want to show off your skills and delicious recipes. On the Amoretti Blog, we showcase the finest fruity martini and cocktail recipes available. Plus, we’ll even show you how to use the fruit syrups we offer to enhance your drinks!