Your guide to entertaining with this season’s “it” look and cocktail. In partnership with Absolut Vodka.
Before your guests arrive, pre-batch your soirée’s signature cocktail. If you’ll be entertaining with Espresso Martini like me this holiday season, prepare the espresso in advance so you aren’t playing barista AND bartender throughout the night. Pro tip: Put the martini glasses in the freezer for the ultimate chill experience.
Consider leaving a note at each place setting with a fun anecdote about the person to the right and left of each guest. For example, “Ask Elizabeth, to your left, about the time she went running with the bulls in Spain. And have James, on your right, do his De Niro impersonation…it’s legendary.”
Focus on good lighting and great music. Set the right vibe by lighting tons of candles and playing our Espresso Martini mix. This magical duo puts everyone at ease including you, the host.
If you’re running around the house all day prepping the space for your party, try to plan for an hour (plus getting ready time!) before the first guest arrives to take a quick power nap. Even if you close your eyes and meditate for 5 minutes, this will help you maintain party-on stamina into the wee hours.
Absolut Espresso Martinis are a great drink to serve with an elevated savory moment like a charcuterie board or bruschetta for the consummate host who loves to impress and intrigue guests.
Polaroids are always a hit. Include some Sharpies on the table so you can preserve your memories in a DIY guestbook.
If you’re looking for even more festive cocktails to sip on and serve this season, head on over to Absolut holiday. Cheers!