Deciding that you want cocktails at your upcoming party or event is perhaps the easy bit. Deciding what to have – well that needs a bit of thinking about. After all, there are SOO many cocktails aren’t there? Well actually, that bit is easy. Simply leave it to us.
We’re used to suggesting menus for our clients. We’ve been doing it a long time!
Once we’ve agreed your booking with you : date, number of people, location and fee, we’ll set to work on the fun bit – putting together a menu for you. We’ll ask you a bit about your party. What is the split of females to males. And what is the age profile of your guests. This all helps us come up with a great cocktail menu for you. For instance a party of 20 something hens will almost certainly want different cocktails to a gentleman’s 80th birthday. And of course, we’ve done both and everything in between.
Menu planning – how it works
You’re probably going for our classic 5+2 menu – a selection of 5 cocktails and 2 alcohol-free mocktails. In many instances you can select a menu with 6 cocktails instead for the same fee.
We will put together a balanced menu for you. We’ll make sure that it is not all gin cocktails, or vodka. They may be your favourite spirit but will they suit your brother-in-law Paul or Sarah the rock chick?
We also like to make sure that there are a number of styles included on your menu. Something light and sparkly, something a bit stronger, and maybe something a bit dramatic – something that will grab attention – just by what it looks like.
A Cocktail Shaker Boys menu will also need to reflect the time of year. We may suggest creamy cocktails in the Winter and at Christmas. They’re gorgeously indulgent, but if your party is in the middle of summer, we won’t risk it. Elderflower features more on our summer cocktail menus than it does in winter. For whisky, it’s the other way around.
“But I have my particular favourite!”
You may have a particular favourite cocktail which you want included on your menu. Of course you can. Just let us know and we’ll base the rest of the menu around that. However, we would SUGGEST that you don’t simply pick all your favourite cocktails for the menu. There are soo many out there, and we love introducing our clients to new taste experiences. Who knows, we might just serve you your new favourite cocktail. Let us have the opportunity.
What next – planning your cocktails?
If the very idea of your own personalised cocktail menu gets your taste buds going, pop over to our contact page and drop us some details. We’ll start the process with an outline quote. Once that’s agreed, we’ll move on to your cocktail menu. What’s not to like?!
And in the meantime, if you want to have a look at some of the cocktails on our extensive cocktail menu, have a look at our cocktails page.