To have a party, there are a number of things that you need to keep in view particularly while choosing from beverages. Something you are presenting on Christmas would be quite different from the one in summer and also if it is late morning or early evening. The venue of your party may also be helpful to decide your servings and the taste you would be setting up.
Something for Everyone
While having a party, it is must that you consider everyone's drink taste and have things available for the attendants’ likes and dislikes. It doesn’t mean that you bring every beverage on planet earth as you are not to open up a complete bar. Nevertheless, it is good to have white wine, red wine, beer and a few hard liquors or blended drinks like jugs of margaritas or martinis. Remember to have a number of mixes on hand available and non-alcoholic items for non-alcoholic drinkers.
An Official Gathering
It is better to have pre-dinner cocktails in order, if there is a formal gathering, or probably a sit-down meal. There should be just a bottle or red wine and a bottle of white wine per each 4 guests on the table, giving some options to your guests. For helping guests in serving, always good to replace empty bottles with filled ones. One good idea can be if an after dinner wine or a dessert wine is offered. Such wines can also be enjoyed singly and mingled with dessert but have to be careful while mixing dessert with the dessert wine.
A Treat or Celebration
For celebrating a new job, engagement, wedding, new born, retirement or any such occasion, the best choice could be none other than Champagne or any dazzling wine. Usually Champagne seems dry to many, therefore having sweeter sparkling wines can be good substitute and you will still be able to enjoy cork explosion. Hence, hold your glass high with your friends and celebrate in the best way.
For an outdoor party, as in case of 4th July or Cinco de Mayo, and perhaps just a conventional cooking outside; there are countless choices for drinks. It is good to have atleast something for every participant and having a pre-blended fruity light drink will be a good idea. Blend a batch of sangria with a bit of red wine and fruit or a wine punch to taste that will make people leaving the party quite happily.