Cocktail menus are the fun bit of planning out your cocktail party at home. Once the initial quote has been agreed, we then start work on coming up with some tailored ideas for your cocktail menu.
Ultimately you’ll remember the fun evening you had drinking with your favourite people. Our job is to ensure that your cocktail options fit the audience. So, we’ll ask you something about the age range of the people who will be at your party. We also like to know the female / male split. The time of year too also comes into our thinking when we’re considering what cocktails you and your guests will love.
We’re happy to come up with some ideas for you. Some of these may be our own in-house creations (which we’re especially proud of naturally.) Some may be classics, and some are twists on classics. Strawberry Martini anyone?
We’ve been running the Cocktail Shaker Boys for over 10 years and learned a lot along the way. Certainly these days a menu for a hen party of 20 somethings will be quite different to a 50th, 60th or 70th birthday party with equal numbers of men and women.
Perhaps you’re planning out a birthday party for a significant birthday in Northampton or Leicester. If it’s a significant one (50th, 60th and 70th) we may well include brandy and whisky on your menu. These are the ones the men will typically go for. Shorter, spirity and based on dark spirits.
Hen party cocktail menus
By contrast if you’re planning out a hen party, we tend to go big on vodka, gin (usually), and Prosecco. Your cocktails will tend to be different colours too, such as the chocolate & chilli infused vodka based Basquezera. But if you want whisky to be included on your hen party menu, then that is fine too. Of course. As we did not long ago at a hen party in Bristol.
For summer we’ll tend towards the longer, fruitier cocktails and we’ll go light on the cream and Baileys. If it’s Christmas though, the creamy ones and the sparkly ones shine. We also ensure that the cocktail menu we put together for you is balanced. It will have a variety of spirits, and a variety of styles : short and spirity, long and fruity, sparkly, creamy etc. Something for everyone we hope. Cocktails and cocktail menus for all occasions. From the Cocktail Shaker Boys. Cheers.
Start by having a look at some of our current cocktails.
Then if you’re planning out a special party or event and want cocktails on the menu, give us a call or drop us some details on our contact page. Or simply call us on 01858 898154. We provide stunning cocktails across the Midlands including Leicester, Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Rugby, Milton Keynes, Oakham, Uppingham, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Coventry and Birmingham.