Now, the life is developing day by day, together with the fact that people can earn more money then there will be also more pressure on the life. Therefore, when coming back home everybody would like to enjoy their life meaning they would like to feel relaxing and comfortable at home especially having better sleep at night. People normally thing that the mattress and bed accessories are simple things but they are not.

About the materials, the mattress, pillow and comforter like clothes can be made of plenty of materials. It is the same for the color and vignette of each mattress, pillow and comforter in your bed room. In the summer you may not need to care about the comforter but in the winter it is the most important thing to keep you warm all nights.

As a result, in the winter, people will rush to find the most suitable comforter for their family. Nowadays, many people would like to use a feather and down comforter. By comparing the down and the feather comforter we can easily understand the difference and the outstanding features of the down comforter. The comforter can be made of 2 kinds of material including down and feather

 A down leather

Down leather is the soft and thin leather under the leathers of the animal such as swan, duck, and goose and so on. The down leather can be made of hundreds of soft, smooth and small leather lines producing from the center of leather and there is no hard body of the leather. In each small leather line there are thousand other small leather lines which are very smooth and under the form of triple spreading to all angles. With the specially multi-dimension and natural structure, the down leather can have the high capacity of elasticity. Each down leather will take for a large air area which will create the warming. With the features of being soft, heat keeping then down leathers can be used to produce comforter, pillow and clothes. And one of the very special products is the down comforter.

A feather leather

Feather leather is the leather which has the arching shape and is the leather covering outside the body of animal such as swan, duck, goose and so on. The feather leather has the hard body in the center and the other leather lines will be in the 2 sides of the hard body. Each feather leather has the natural arching level, more or less the feather leather still is under the arching shape. Because the feather leather is quite smooth so it can create the elasticity for the feather products. A feather leather can be divided depending on the length of the leather. The feather leather can be below 1cm, from 2 to 4cm, or over 4-6cm. They can combine the down or feather leather to make the products but normally the down leathers are more preferred in making the comforter rather than the feather leather. Therefore, the feather leather can be used to make the pillow or the mattress

A down comforter

A down comforter is made of, as mentioned below, leathers of the duck or goose. The leathers of these animals are water and humidity resistant so it will be warm, light and not easy to get dirt. Before having the final products, the leathers will be processed to remove all the bad smell. Normally the average time of using the down products, especially the down comforter is from 10 to 15 years. Many customers are fond of the down comforter because it is very light, durable, open-air and can keep the warm very well and of course it is very healthy.

Normally, there are 4 types of leathers to make the down comforter, including: one which can be made of 100% feather leather and this one has the lowest price; the one which is combined according to the formulas 30/70 between down and feather leathers; the one which is combined according to the formulas 70/30 between down and feather leathers; and the one which is totally made by 100% of down leathers and this one is the highest price. Normally, the more level of down leathers are pushed inside, the softer the comforter will be. The down comforter will be the lightest, the most mellow and softest. However, the feather comforter even it is harder than the down comforter but it can still provide the leather feature as the down comforter.

The down comforter can give you the comfort when you move in the bed because it is so soft so it will make all yours move smoothly. The down comforter will move according to each movement of your body without making you feel uncomfortable. The down comforter will cover to your body equally, warmly and very lightly. The wonderful warming from the down comforter can not be compared by any other kinds, even the most expensive wool one.

Together with the down comforter there will be several items going with, for example the sets of comforter covers and washing devices. The comforter cover is useful in protecting the surface of the down comforter. There will be a lot of dirt in the air which can so often stick to the down comforter. Sometimes you can fall some dirt like food, fruit or any other kinds of substance and rust into your down comforter. So instead of washing the whole down comforter what you should do is to clean the comforter cover only. For some who would like to clean the down comforter at home, it is better if you furnish the washing devices such as professional soap and brush for cleaning. You can make your whole bed a great impression by having full sets of down comforter which can provide you all things for your mattress, pillow and comforter. There are many Down Comforter Center which can provide you the down comforter sets which can satisfy all the requirements of different customers.

 

 


           On the way to become a professional and we-known bartender, beside information and knowledge from books, tips from seniors contribute a lot. Gaining and select useful advices from others along with practicing mixing will provide lots of opportunities to grow in this field.

For new or professional bartenders, of course there are tons of things to learn and take care of. Below are several tips that I have synthesized from different sources in order to help you in chasing your dreams.

  • First, attitude is the priority in every situation both life and work so having good attitude partly to help you succeed at work, especially bartending emphasis on hospitality. Simply greeting and smiling with a guest coming toward your bar, then serving highest quality glass of cocktail and saying thank you will make a big impression to your guests.
  • Second, when coming into a bar to have a drink, guests may pay attention to shelter which bartenders stand behind to mix drink so let’s imagine if that shelter is not clean or messy, the guests will walk away without hesitation. In short, keeping your bar clean, dry and well-organized is a must to manage effectively.
  • Third, bartenders should use their wide knowledge on cocktail to assist guests who have no idea about it. There is no easier way to increase grateful from guests and make a difference from other bartenders, right? Thereafter, working as a bartender means one has to remember every order from guests so managing your orders well while still having time to mix drink need highly concentration and good memory. Thirdly, preparation before show time is crucial since bartenders must be aware of inventory in order to adjust the amount of ingredient to buy. Remember keeping your ingredients and glasses in order to find easily while working busily.

The next thing is about fair and honest characteristics. It is recommended that bartenders should show their fairy attitude to every guest and do not spend too much time in a conversation with a patron while others are waiting. It is a must to be honest as well as responsible for drinks since once people ask glasses of cocktail from you; they believe that you will deliver tasty and qualified products.  Another important rule bartenders should follow is to check identification card from guests. This refers to legal aspect so do not involve into underage guests. Lastly, being professional is definitely one must follow. It is important for one to appear in a professional attitude and appearance. Potential or professional bartenders, I hope these useful tips may help you partially and do not forget to share your experiences and stories to me.


Wanna be a future bartender? Wanna step into the vibrant and colorful world of the professional bartenders? First thing is to practice mixing as much as you can, besides taking professional training or courses to improve your skills. There are another ways to increase your mixing ability, it is about reading specialized books and learn from huge amount of knowledge from them. I would like to introduce to you some of cocktail mixing books which may help you in your way to become the one you want to.

Literally, there are several books available on the market but a few of them worth reading. To name a few, there are “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embury, “The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks” by Dale DeGroff, Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined by Jason Kosmas and more. One of the above-mentioned books are my favorite, it is “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embury. The book, which was established in 1948, is about classic cocktail and highly recommended by its informative and opinionated writing style. The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks provides basic principles part, cocktail’s component part, categories part as well as six basic drinks, all of the information are described in total 17 chapters.

Regarding the book’s content, let’s look at basic principles in order to make a qualified cocktail. There are five basic rules for you to find out. Firstly, liquors should be in good-quality and high-proof. Secondly, do not overuse the ingredients, for example, cocktail is too sweet or syrupy or contains too much fruit juice, egg or cream. Thirdly, a glass of cocktail should have enough alcoholic flavors and then, it is a must to make sure the decoration is pleased to the eye. Lastly, as I said before in the previous article, ice plays an important role in serving cocktail so one should remember that cocktails should have more than enough ice.

This is maybe the most focus part of the book which introduces reader about basic components of a cocktail. There are three categories that make up a regular cocktail and they are base, modifying agent and special flavoring and coloring agents. So, the base is the mail ingredients and it is spirits such as rum or whiskey and accounts for more than 75% of the volume of one glass before icing. The modifying agent is the ingredient that helps a cocktail have its own flavor and characteristic. Bartenders use it not only to soften the base but also to enhance natural flavor. For example, sugar, eggs, and cream. Finally, special flavoring and coloring agents include liqueurs, cordials, bitters and non-alcoholic flavored syrups.

  • The author also breaks all types of cocktail into two categories: cocktails of the Aromatic Type and Cocktails of the Sour Type. In which, the former uses as modifying agents bitters or aromatic wines or spirits while the latter uses as modifying agents a fruit juice and sugar. Embury also includes six basic drinks which are the Daiquiri, the Jack Rose, the Manhattan, the Martini, the Old Fashioned, and the Sidecar in his book.
  • My advice to those who wants to catch up your dream, read more, learn more and practice more to become an expert or profession in the industry. Potential bartenders, let’s try your best and get it.

Have you ever wondered about the people who create cocktail – the wonderful drink? It can be said that a bartender, who create or make cocktail behind the bar to serve customer, is the soul of million glasses of cocktail served. Today, let’s join with us to enter the colorful world of talented bartenders and bartending.

To become a bartender, one must understand basic bartending terminology in mixing cocktail industry. We have provided a list of bartending word in alphabetical order to help you have an overview of this job.  First terminology is “box” which means pouring into and out of a shaker, usually only once. The, a “call drink” means a liquor and mixer and the liquor is a defined brand.  A “chaser” is a mixer that is consumed immediately after a straight shot of liquor to create a different taste. A “highball” means any spirit served with ice and soda water in a medium to tall glass meanwhile a “Lowball” is short drink made of spirits served with ice, water or soda in a small glass. You may sometimes hear a drink served “neat”, in which “neat” refers toa single, unmixed liquor served without being chilled and without any water, ice, or other mixer. In contrast, the term “straight up” or “up” refers to an alcoholic drink that is shaken or stirred with ice and then strained and served without ice in a stemmed glass. A “shot” usually about 1 1/2 ounces of cocktail served in a small glass without ice. This is the normal way that you drink a shot by picking up the glass, putting it to your lips, and tossing it all back at once.Lastly, “On the rocks” refers to liquor poured over ice cubes.The bartending community is growing up in scale so it is undeniable that there is more and more specialized terminology in this field that you may need to know.

Wikihow.com haves listed 7 steps that one need to go through to become a bartender. We would love to describe these 7 stages for you to understand more. Since bartending can sounds like an exciting and profitable job, this job attracts so many young people to join in this glamorous industry but it is definitely not right for everyone. Potential bartenders should be willing to work for long hours and with time as opposed to the normalpeople, they have to deal with rude customers while trying to make various glasses of cocktail. The 7-step article showshow to pursue this tough and competitive career.The article includes two parts, one is about becoming a bartender and another is about being a good bartender.

  • In the first part, there are 4 steps including firstly meeting the requirements such as being at least 18 years old or having bartending awareness, secondly having knowledge or experiences on bartending, a certificate is a must that a bartender should do if he/she wants to work for big and well-known bars to earn more money.  Thirdly, getting practice as much as possible is very important to improve skills and experiences.Fourthly, find a job that fits your dream such as bartender in hotel’s bar, club or festival. Having done these things above partially helps you take a step into bartending world.
  • The second part provides information for higher level of bartender. Firstly, the skills are crucial for ones to have a firm stand in the community including good memories, sales skill, ability to multi-task, and ability to work under pressure. One of the most difficult things of being a bartender is how you deal with drunk and annoying people appropriately. Furthermore, the diversity of cocktail is emerging with so many recipes appeared day by day, so updating more and more new types of cocktail and knowing which ones are favorable by customers is an advantages and also a must-have features if a bartender wants to have a strong foothold in the market. See, being a bartender gives you so many benefits and sometimes maybe the fame, but in parallel, you have to suffer other annoying stuff and deal with problems. In conclusion, everything has two sides and if you try hard to make it, you will be successful.

 

 

 

 


Being able to make a cocktail for yourself to enjoy at home, or having skills and knowledge to make various types of cocktail to serve others in bars, give you lots of benefits. So why not think of learning how to make a cocktail? You will be surprised by how easy and achievable it is when seeing one glass of Martini or Mojito created by your talents.

  • Our method based on wikihow.com to make a basic cocktail which includes twelves in general since it seems impossible to instruct the way to make every available cocktails. First step is that you need to choose the right spirit you want to use in your cocktail. As we have said before, cocktail is literally a mixed drink containing alcohol; it is definitely not a proper cocktail if lacking this major ingredient-alcohol. Basically, there are 3 types of spirit and they are clear or colorless spirits, Whiskeys and other colored spirits. Colorless spirits include Vodka, Gin, (Unaged) Cachaça, Neutral Grain Spirit and Soju, all of them have lighter taste than other spirits. Whiskeys, it is not a coincidence that Whiskeys are put into a separate category in the spirits but because its popularity around the world. Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash and mainly manufactured in Scotland, Ireland, America, and Japan, each country produces distinct flavors. Whiskeys include Bourbon, Scotch and Rye. Lastly, other colored spirits includes Tequila, Mezcal, Absinthe and Brandy which are the most popular and other types also.
  • The second step is optional but recommended that you may choose another type of alcohol to enhance the taste of the selected spirit. If you are going to combine two types of spirits, make sure to try the taste before serving. For example, beer and wine cocktails is a favorable combination since this mixed flavor is chosen more and more over the years. The third step is about having good equipment to make a fine and appetizing glass of cocktail. A cocktail shaker means everything in creating or mixing ingredients. Nowadays, most cocktails are made by being shaken such as those have the following ingredients: fruit juices, dairy products or eggs, or simple syrup.Fourth step is about having necessary equipment and it is a measuring cup.
  • Measuring by intuition or habit can sometimes cause error in the mixing process; so instead, using precise measuring instrument can minimize this risk and help you create great cocktails with the right flavors. The instruments most popular measuring equipment is a jigger or measuring cup which contain two sides and look like an hourglass. Then, if your cocktail contains fruits or herb, remember to mix them first at the bottom of your shaker. Plenty of cocktails contain fruits or herb in their ingredients. Mojito is a typical example that when you start making it, mixing or crushing mint inside of the shaker first. After this step, addingall of the rest ingredients such as the juices, alcohols, and spirits into the cocktail shaker with sufficient amount as in the formulas.  The seventh step is about ice into the shaker. Please do add ice after other ingredients to prevent the mixture from diluting which a hundred percent decrease the flavor of your drink. Having done all the above steps? Now, starting to shake the shaker with sufficient force for a while and pouring the mixture into the proper glass. Steps number eleventh and twelfth refer to adding more flavors such as bitters and decorated your glass of cocktail.  Ta-da, basically your glass of cocktail is ready so let’s gather your beloved ones and enjoy your result together.

 


You have tried a Martini or a Bloody Mary at a party? What was the taste of them? Get into the world of cocktail and you will see the diversity and richness of this special drink. Actually, we just can say that there are literally thousands of cocktail’s types and each has slightly different flavors and characteristics. Below is the list which is organized to provide the primary and popular types of cocktail with more description. We have a group containing about five types of cocktail by liquor to see, so why not spending your time to get to know this useful information below.

  • The first category is Gin cocktails. Gin is made from juniper berries so it has an earthy color andmedicinal flavor.  Many traditional cocktails are made with this spirit such asMartini, is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, with or without bitters, stirred or shaken and garnished with an olive. From the traditional type of this drink, the Martini has become one of the most popular cocktail. We also have Dirty Martini, a variation of Martini which includes dry vermouth and olive brine, shaken with ice and garnished with an olive.Other gin cocktails are Gibson – an alternative to the traditional Martiniwith dry vermouth and cocktail onions, Gin Fizz which includes lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water served in a highball glass, Gin Sour which includes sweet and sour mix served in a lowball glass, Gin and Tonic that served in a lowball glass, Tom Collins is a type of gin which is similar to the Gin Fizz served in a highball glass with a lemon wedge and many more. Most of them are served with ice.

 

  • The second category is Rum cocktails. Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by a process of fermentation and distillation.It is also favorable due to its smoky sweetness, definitely a crucial part for joining tropical-themed drinks.You probably have heard about Mojito but I am sure that just some know that Mojito is a part of Rum cocktail which consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint in which lime and sprig of mint are used for decoration.  Besides, there areBahama Mama, Blue Hawaii, Hot Buttered Rum, Hurricane, Piña Colada and more types. Bahama Mama served on the rock and consists of coconut liqueur, coffee liqueur, and pineapple juice. Blue Hawaiiincludes pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix and blue curacao. Hot Buttered Rum, from its name you can easily realize that this cocktail is made to serve in winter perfectly, it consists of hot buttered rum batter and decorated with a hint of grated nutmeg.Hurricanesounds like a very strong drink, right? Actually, it is quite sweetand made with rum and fruit juice, syrup, or grenadine. In New Orleans, it is a very popular cocktail. Piña Coladais also sweet and made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both. The “piña colada” comes from Spanish that piña means pineapple and colada means strained and since 1978 in Puerto Rico; it has been served as the national drink. Like Gin cocktail, Rum ones are mostly served with ice. Nowadays, there are more and more Gin cocktail that is created through the ingenious blending of the bartender.
  • Vodka cocktailsbelong to the third category. It can be said that vodka acts as both main and component ingredients in many of the most popular cocktails. Vodka cocktailsare liquor which has a subtle taste and mixes well with other ingredients, especially fruit juice. We could name a couple of drinks in this category asBloody Mary, Appletini, Cosmopolitan, Vodka and Tonic, Vodka Martini, White Russian and so many more. Bloody Mary may be considered to be the most well-known cocktail in the world bycontaining vodka, tomato juice, and usually many spices or flavorings such as Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, celery salt and garnished with a celery stalk. It is also called “the world’s most complex cocktail” due to the various ingredients inside a glass of it. Appletini is apple liqueur or juices shaken and served in a martini glass. Or Cosmopolitan includes cranberry juice, triple sec and lime juice and served martini style. Then, White Russian is served with coffee liqueur and cream on the rocks in an old fashioned glass.

  • The forth category is Tequila cocktails. Tequila is a Spanish word, too and popular liquor servedin many festivals. We have Bloody Marie, a variation on the Bloody Mary and decorated with a celery stalk. Tamarind and Tequila is another type of Tequila with tamarind nectar, simple syrup, and ginger ale served in a highball glass. Others are Tequila Sunrise and Sunset, which include orange juice and grenadine. All of the above mentioned drinks are served with ice. There are more, so to name a few, we have Juan Collins, Margarita…
  • The last and the fifth category is Whiskey cocktails.It has sophisticated flavor blends well with sweet as well as bitter mixers.Whiskey cocktails include Highball, Hot Toddy, Mint Julep and others types. In which, Highball consists of ginger ale served on the rocks in a highball glass, Hot Toddy includes honey, lemon juice, and tea served hot in a mug meanwhile Mint Julep is bourbon with mint, sugar and water served in a classic Southern drink. Ice is an indispensable component in the ingredients of this type of drink.

Many other popular cocktails arecombinations of multiple types of liquor, while others use less traditional liquors.As we have said, we cannot count how many types of cocktail are there in the world since a new one may be created a day by a specific bartender. Passionate bartenders are working on cocktail recipes to create more and more flavors to enrich and diversify this type of drink.


Have you ever been to a party? Have you ever attended New Year celebration? And have you visited a bar or a pub? If yes, there is one thing in common that all of these above places do have, that thing is cocktail is served regularly so you can easily have a glass of cocktail to drink while talking with friends or partners. Let’s go with me to find out more about this magical drink.

What is cocktail? Literally, it is an iced drink, but what makes it so special compared to other beverages. Here is the answer, cocktail is a mixed drink containing alcohol. It typically includes two or more ingredients and at least one of them is alcohol. Other ingredients may be incense such as liqueurs, fruit, honey, milk or cream, and other additives. Cocktail has become a popular drink over the world.

  • The next question about cocktail is that when was it created?  Nowadays, there is no actual proof show the formation of this kind of drink. According to an article on telegraph.co.uk, Jared Brown revealedcocktail’s origin.People usually think cocktail is an invention of American but Jared Brown provided evidences that it root is much closer to British than American.
  • Then, where did the name cocktail come from?There are so many stories about the origin of this drink’s name. Following are some of the most interesting ones that should be told. It is easy to think that cocktail is referred to a rooster’s tail (or a cock’s tail). Another story is from Bartender, a British publication; the story was told in 1936 that English sailors who were served mixed drinks in Mexico. The point here is the drinks that were served were also stirred with a Cola de Gallo (cock’s tail), a long root that has similar shape to the bird’s tail.Furthermore, a story was told that leftovers of a cask of ale which called cock tailings were mixed together and sold as a lower priced.There is a weird story about cocktail that an American tavern keeper who stored alcohol in a ceramic, rooster-shaped container.  And when patrons wanted to drink round they tapped the rooster’s tail container.  There are more and more stories derived from different countries which were spread over the world to provide you the origin of cocktail. Believe or not, it depends on you.

In conclusion, we already had a glimpse of this popular drink. If you want to dig deeper into this topic, take a drink of cocktail and wait for later posts.


We all probably know that cocktail is not only giving one awesome feeling when having one glass of it but also benefiting our health silently if used moderately.Among almost everything types of cocktail, fruit cocktail shows its powerful advantage by containing ingredients which improve ones’ health effectively.

Obviously, fruit cocktail can be considered a delicious and healthy alternative to candy and other sweets. The nutrition inside a glass of fruit cocktail that each fruit contains, synergizing to give you a healthier body. The first feature we should care about is the amount of calories each can of cocktail contains. Usually, the amount of calories depends on the size of cocktail cans which may range from 40 calories up to 260 calories. The amount of calories is not only up to the size of cans but the water used to make this drink as well. For example, Skinny Strawberry Mojitomay contain around 80 calories, so it is a good idea to drink one can or glass.

Then, Springtime Elderflower Sparkler may contains around 54 calories which shows that it is be better to drink this than Mojito drink above and you will feel the fresh flavor of fruits along with mild flavor of champagne. Creamy Spiced Fall Cider may contain around 150 calories; it may have higher calories than the previous drinks but still much better than other food such as fried foods. The combination of cider, spiced rum and coconut milkwill definitely bring you the flavor of season.Another popular drink is Brunch Bloody Mary with around 117 Caloriewhich will provide you a lot of vitamins and nutrients based on its diversified components.

The drink with high calories is Cinco de Mayo Mango Margarita with around 180 calorieswill give you a great experience when have one glass. While Refreshing Vodka Tonic, which may contain only around 65 Calories, gives a refreshing and comfortable feeling, Beachside Pina Colada, a rum-based cocktail contains up to 250 calories. This type of drink is already different from a few traditional pina coladas with a regular 8-ounce serving can have around 640 calories, so if you still want to try a pina colads with lower amount of calories but the same taste, try this one instead.

Beside calories, fruit cocktails also provide essential nutrients and vitamins to body. Since these types of drink are made from fruit partially, they are full of healthy vitamins and minerals. From plenty of fruits such as pineapple, peaches, pears and grapes, tons of vitamins are provided namely Vitamin A, C, E, K, B1, B2, B6, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and more. If you are on a diet and sometimes are crazy about other drinks instead of water, having a glass of fruit cocktail will help calm you down. Moreover, these cocktails are super easy to make at home if one does not have time to go to the bars and have one. Making cocktail at home offers so many advantages when you can adjust the amount of ingredients to suit your interests and needs. Adding more fresh fruits and less spirit and preservatives or reversely, you will have a satisfied result. One more thing, you are saving more money while choosing making favorite cocktail at home.

According to examiner.com, here are the lists of beneficial uses of drinking fruit cocktail. To name a few, they are keeping you away from risks of developing heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressureand stress relief. So, you have seen so many positive things that a glass or can of fruit cocktail can bring to you, do not hesitate to enjoy one or even more but in moderation.


how about gathering all of them into one place?

In the previous article, we just mentioned about glasses of cocktail or several types of cocktail individually, how about gathering all of them into one place? In reality, people already thought about this situation and cocktail party was introduced. So, let’s get into a regular party to understand more about it.

Literally, a cocktail party is a party at which cocktails are served as the main focus while heavy foods are unexpected. The party is sometimes called a cocktail reception and it is organized to provide a place where cocktails, good conversation, and music are available and the guests come for social or networking purposes. Normally, a guest can drink at least two or three glasses so preparing enough glasses is very important. Besides, the party may include other foods to serve with cocktail such as finger foods and/or light snacks. Besides traditional party, from 4pm to 6pm, sometimes people organize “a cocktail hour” or sometimes “a happy hour” to attract customers; this method is usually at bars, hotels or restaurants. In these places at the right time, drinks which are mainly cocktail and foods are discounted at a “happy” price to please customers. The words “hour” or “happy” originated from centuries when describing pleasant times. However, the embargoes against “cocktail hour” or “happy hour” are issues in several countries such as Massachusetts, Utah, Pennsylvania states in the US, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Netherlands.

 

There are six steps one party organizer should remember

Even though, being banned in some countries, cocktail party still appears and develops as a way of entertaining and networking since guest list is various and ranges from neighbors to business associates or partners. No matter what kind of purpose you are heading to, here are a few rules needed to follow to have a cocktail party. Totally there are six steps one party organizer should remember. Firstly, setting appropriate time to maximize the number of guests joining the party, the length for traditional time frame of a party usually ranges from two to four hours from 6pm to 10, and for “cocktail hour”, it is between 4pm to 6pm. Secondly, ice plays a crucial part in creating a party since it is an indispensable component for almost all types of cocktails. Having more than enough ice is better than lacking of ice when serving and not only cocktails need ice, chilling bottles and cans also need it for cooling. Thirdly, preparing various types of glasses which may depend on how many types of cocktail your party is going to serve the guests. Fourthly, stocking your bar is highly recommended since you cannot predict drinking’s ability of your guests. Then, fifthly, making preparation of food menu accompanied with drinks is totally important, but making sure you choose the proper snack for certain time frame. Lastly, offering coffee to your guests towards the end of the party and keeping the number of a local taxi service handy for those guests lacking a designated driver also contribute to the success of your party.

The steps above basically show you how to organize a traditional cocktail party in general

The steps above basically show you how to organize a traditional cocktail party in general, but in particular there are tons of small issues that the organizer need to care about. One of them is how you choose glasses which pair with each types of cocktail. Let’s look at some common glasses of cocktail. First, we have highball glass or collins glass or slim jim, this type of glass can contain from 350 ml to 400 ml and served with Bloody Mary. The second glass is lowball glass which can contain from 250 ml to 300 ml and served with whiskey base. Then, wine glass is the third type containing from 250 ml to 300 ml and served with wine. The forth one is cocktail glass or Margarita glass; it can contain about 250ml and served with many types of cocktail. Champagne glass has an elegant design with typical volume around 200ml and serve with champagne and bubbles. The glass number six is Martini glass or Martini saucer; it can contain around 250ml and served with Martini, of course and Margarita. Especially, short glass with volume only from 25ml to 50ml may be the smallest design of all types of glass. It is served with Vodka and Tequila. Brandy Snifter, it has balloon shape with typical volume is 350 ml. lastly, a smaller version of wine glass – Port and Sherry glasses with 200ml in volume and served.

Beside various shapes of cocktail served in parties, there are few other things which contribute to the success of them such as food, dressing or services. Joining a cocktail party is not only a chance to widen and improve one’s networking but also a chance to taste various types of cocktail available. If you have any opportunity, join one and tell us your feeling.