Grenadine is one of those staples in your cupboard if you like to make fancy fruity concoctions, or you just want to add a bit of "fancy flavor" as a treat to your kid's juice or soda. But do you need to keep grenadine in the refrigerator for storage? No, you don't. Grenadine … [Read more...] about Does Grenadine Need To Be Refrigerated?
Muddling is a technique to bring out flavors in fruit and herbs, but without destroying it, as a blender does. Place the fruit or herbs in the bottom of a glass. Some drinks also will muddle a sugar cube with the other ingredients. With a bar tool called a … [Read more...] about How to muddle herbs and fruit for drinks
Spiral lemon peels (or lime or orange peels) can add a classy touch to any mixed drink, especially martinis. Fortunately, they are super easy to create. First, choose lemons, limes or oranges with firm skins. This will make it easy to peel. Wash them well … [Read more...] about How to create spiral lemon peel garnishes
It can be hard to determine just how much wine you need for a dinner party, especially when you don't know how much each person will drink. But here is what you can do to try and decide how much wine you need to buy. A rule of thumb is you will need one bottle of wine for … [Read more...] about How much wine for a dinner party?
When you host a party, you want everything to be perfect, while it looks like it was effortless to your guests - even if you are going crazy and about to have a panic attack on the inside! Here are tips to make sure your party goes off without a hitch. What type of party? Is it … [Read more...] about Hosting the perfect holiday party in your home
Is your party guest list larger than your house will hold? Here are some tips to alleviate space issues. Stagger Party Times Who says everyone has to show up at the same time? Send some party invites with 5-8pm as the party time and 6-9pm for the second batch of invites. This … [Read more...] about How to accommodate more party guests in a small house
Hhosting theme parties are all the rage, but they can also wreak havoc on your pocketbook. Yes, a Mexican themed party sound like a great idea, but if you don't have anything in your house that goes the scene, you could be spending a lot of money to make that theme a … [Read more...] about Budget Party Themes – Ideas and How to Pull Them Off
Wine tasting parties have become quite trendy in recent years. A sample a variety of wines which exposes you to new wines you might not have otherwise tried and it's a great opportunity to mingle with friends while you sample. When you are hosting a wine tasting party on the … [Read more...] about Wine tasting parties on a budget
If your budget is particularly tight, yet he still want to host a dinner party, you can still host the party at your house, that make a pot luck instead. This will save you money, and will also allow everyone to sample different dishes that they might not have otherwise had the … [Read more...] about Hosting a potluck dinner party
When you are hosting a party at your house, don't bother spending the money on bagged ice from the store. save your money and make your own ice cubes. About a week before the party, make a habit of filling up your ice cube tray twice a day. Do it in the morning and evening. When … [Read more...] about Don’t spend money on bagged ice
When hosting a dinner party, it is a nice touch to heat the dinner plates before serving. This helps keep the food warm so it doesn't cool too quickly. This is especially important at a dinner party where people tend to chat while eating, meaning the process of eating the meal … [Read more...] about How to heat dinner plates
We all stress about having a wine connoisseur over to her house for dinner when we are serving wine. So you want to make sure that the wine is served at the perfect temperature, because wine that is too warm or too cold will not taste as good. And did you know that contrary to … [Read more...] about What temperature to serve red & white wines
You've invited friends over who prefer a martini to the wine you've chosen. But if you don't have a martini shaker, there are couple easy ways you can make your own. Probably the easiest way is to take a travel coffee mug, and use it as a martini shaker. Put the ice and … [Read more...] about How to make martinis without a martini shaker
Why does it always seemed that the cork will break right when you have guests arriving all expecting their first glass of wine. It is pretty unclassy to be fishing little bits of cork out of each guest's wine glass, but you certainly don't want to be handing your guests glasses … [Read more...] about How to pour wine from a bottle with a broken cork
We have all done it... overindulge a bit too much on alcohol and then pay the price the next day when cutting your own head off seems like a valid solution! But here is what you can do BEFORE and DURING your party to avoid the hangover blues the next morning Vitamins Before you … [Read more...] about How to avoid a hangover