How to Choose the Perfect Drink for Any Occasion

On nights out and nights in alike, the drinks someone has can make or break an evening. Depending on the occasion, and the company, some types of drinks are better suited than others.

To some, matching the drink to the occasion isn’t important, but to others a drink can perfect an event. One such alcohol aficionado is Duane Swierczynski who wrote The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion: 151 Cocktails That Will Freshen Your Breath, Impress a Hot Date, Cure a Hangover, and More!. The book catalogs just about any situation or special event someone could think of and pairs it with the right drink. It will come as a surprise that there is a drink to help with hangovers, sickness, getting a new job, traveling to London, losing weight, and much, much more. When those sort of results are promised, it’s easy to see why picking the perfect drink is so important.

There are plenty of other resources to help find the right drink for any occasion. The internet is full of cocktail recipes and mixed drink ideas to match every party, season, and holiday. While looking for drink ideas, party hosts should consider these tips to keep their guests safe:

  • Help guests organize rides home with cabs or designated drivers before the party even starts.
  • Serve food throughout the party, and preferably with or before the drinks.
  • Also be sure to have non-alcoholic drinks to offer.

Pairing the Perfect Drink with the Perfect Evening

Choosing the perfect drink is influenced by location and occasion. Drink choices will vary whether someone is going out and ordering drinks or staying home and making drinks themselves. At home events like dinner parties and simple, casual gatherings are usually pretty low key and a basic wine, beer, or champagne will do. If it’s a special occasion, like a bachelorette party for example, it would be a good time to get creative with mixed drinks.

Mixing drinks at home takes quite a few ingredients and experimentation to get the right ratios. Although making cocktails at home is cheaper (and a great way to spice up a movie night, girl’s night in, or just a quiet night at home), it’s more convenient to go out and order drinks. That way there’s no need to have the ingredients, it’s made perfectly, and going out lends itself to some great entertainment.

A great, fun place to get drinks is at a duel piano bar where there is live music and lots of energy. Piano bars feature talented musicians and singers, and often hold open mics or sing-alongs. Go for a fun night out, grab a drink, catch up with friends, and listen to top hits typically from the ‘60s through present day played by a live pianist. Choosing the right drink, teamed up with fantastic entertainment, is sure to make the night one to remember.

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