Simplify your drink list to jump-start the party.
Oftentimes, the first 15 or 20 minutes of a party are awkward. Austin restaurateur Larry McGuire welcomes all manner of guests at seven of Austin’s hottest restaurants, and knows a thing or two about getting a drink in a guest’s hand quickly. “Hosts often have a tendency to rattle through an extensive list of drink options, or they’ll start opening wine once someone has chosen it. You should just have one bottle of sparkling, one of red, and one of white already open, along with a batch-mixed cocktail,” says McGuire. “Manhattans are easy to batch, as are negronis, and they’re great for winter. Get the big ice molds and pre-twist your citrus, and the drinks will have a craft feel without you wasting a bunch of time.”
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