We’re smack dab in the middle of dinner party season. Rather than spend your hosting time toiling away at the bar, take this genius advice (and check out these delicious recipes) courtesy of Bon Appétit.
There’s nothing sadder than a host so busy muddling and shaking drinks that he misses his own party. Fortunately, there’s a solution: complex potables prepared in batches. “Do the work ahead and you can serve a higher-caliber drink,” says Andrew Volk of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, in Maine. That means mixing and chilling ingredients in advance and prepping garnishes before the event. Do that—starting with these three drinks—and you might actually enjoy the night.
Sparkling wine and Jamaican rum make for a compelling riff on the Negroni. Plus, it’s a quick finish once it’s batched.
Mix this New Orleans classic hours ahead of time, says Andrew Volk, of Maine’s Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, and serving it is as simple as pouring a pitcher of lemonade.
Egg whites are shaken into this gin-based sour, where they take on an airy, velvety texture.
See what else the Bon Appétit team is cooking up this season right here.