Check out today’s blog which looks at popular cocktails in the UK, brought to you by the UK’s corporate event bar hire experts at easyEventhire!
Remember the gin craze a few years back? Here at easyEventhire, the UK’s corporate event bar hire experts, we recall that you couldn’t go into a bar without different flavours of gins (and even tonics!) being advertised and promoted. Rhubarb gins, pink strawberry or grapefruit gins and even lemon drizzle gins are available in today’s marketplace.
Even though these are still popular, this popularity couldn’t continue increasing at that rate. Suffice to say, then, that something else had to take over.
And that’s where cocktails have come into their own. Whilst cocktails have, of course, been around for years, there’s an engagement with cocktails of all different types and flavours in today’s social scene.
Different people enjoy cocktails at different times, but there seems to be a drive for many to go and enjoy a cocktail early on in the evening, before going out to other places. In other words, cocktail bars and lounges are a great place to start the evening as the meeting point destination, with many of these places offering ‘happy hours’ on cocktails such as two-for-one offers.
The popularity of cocktails has naturally carried over into the corporate event world. Why have your event bar offering just beers and wines, when you go upmarket with some great-looking cocktails? If it’s a paid bar, cocktails are also high in profit!
Also, depending upon the type of corporate event, you could organise a cocktail ‘masterclass’ for example, for your employees and other guests. We all like to think we could be the next ‘bar person of the year’, and so let’s put them to the test! Mixing and shaking traditional cocktails – as we all giving people the opportunity to create their own, speciality cocktail – is a great team building exercise, and something out of the ordinary.
You could even make it a challenge, and a branding exercise – in other words, create a cocktail, come up with a name, and a sales pitch / tasting session, with the best cocktail overall winning a prize. Now that’s a great idea for a corporate event from the mobile bar hire experts!
So, by their very nature, cocktails bring a little fun to proceedings. The chances are, if it’s a temporary event you are laying on, that you will need corporate event bar hire and, if this is the case, why not check out the complete range of mobile bar hire products online at easyEventhire, for example. After all, corporate event bar hire has never been simpler or more affordable!
Our range is unsurpassed and forms part of our wider corporate event hire London range, which also includes event furniture hire for your bar area, along with other accessories.
For now, though, let’s take a look at some of the most popular cocktails in the UK, that we’re sure pretty much every cocktail bar or lounge in the country will offer!
Whilst its name might suggest that one of the key components of this cocktail is Martini, this popular cocktail is actually made with espresso, coffee liqueur and vodka. It is, of course, served cold, and simply pour all the ingredients above into a cocktail shaker, shake well with some crushed ice, strain and then pour into the cocktail glass. It can’t be beaten!
For those people who enjoy sweetness and fruitiness in their cocktails, the strawberry daiquiri is the perfect option. The main ingredients are strawberries (of course), ice, rum, lime juice and additional sugar if required.
This might be a throwback to the 1980s, but there’s no doubt that this cocktail has stood the test of time! This cocktail is made with rum, cream of coconut (or coconut milk), and pineapple. You can add fruit or other decoration to the finished glass to bring a feel of Hawaii to the evening!
Long Island Iced Tea
This alcoholic iced tea is hugely popular and comprises vodka, tequila, light rum, gin and a splash of cola which gives it the colour of a regular iced tea. You can also add some lime juice to provide a sour note if required.
Originating from Cuba, the Mojito usually consists of five ingredients, these being white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. The freshness of this cocktail makes it perfect for summer – and you’ll even find them selling Mojitos on the beach in Barcelona!
Put simply, you don’t need mobile bar hire experts to have fun with cocktails. However, if you are making them a key feature of your corporate event, then you will need to furnish your venue with the right size and style of mobile bar, along with bar furniture rental such as poseur tables and stools to give your guests somewhere to sit and enjoy their cocktails.
Whatever you need when it comes to temporary event furniture hire UK, don’t hesitate to browse and place your secure order online 24/7 with the experts at easyEventhire – we very much look forward to working with you on your upcoming event or occasion!