Office events are a nice break from the chaos of corporate life where co-workers can have some actual fun. Of course, no event is complete without drinks, although it may be tricky in the context of a company get-together. It would be smart to skip the beer and strong shooters unless you want people to gossip about drunk officemates the next day.
If you’re wondering what drinks are appropriate to serve for your staff, we’ve got you covered.
This is almost a no-brainer since wine is one of the most popular social beverages. It’s versatile enough for any kind of party, and it surely fits well in an office event. It’s classy, comes in different varieties, and doesn’t make you drunk easily. Remember, the best kind of drink in office events is the one that you can sip infrequently. More socializing, less getting drunk.
You may also opt for champagne, although it can leave a bad hangover. Unless your staff will be reporting to work in the morning, this can make for a good alternative.
2. Short Cocktails
You can spice things up a little with popular stirred cocktails. Timeless classics like Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Martini are party favorites and they can work in an office event, too.
Blended cocktails are also a good choice, although they require special equipment for more thorough shaking and blending. Worry not, you can take advantage of a cocktail bar hire to do the work for you. You can sit back and relax with your staff as they serve you Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri, and other blended drinks.
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3. Hot Cocktails
If you want to serve something hot, go for hot cocktails like the iconic Irish Coffee. This combination of coffee, cream, and Irish whiskey is a surefire mood booster, especially if your event happens on a cold night or during winter.
You can easily make coffee cocktails by adding a shot of liquor to the brew. Turn espresso into Dorda Café and hot chocolate into Hennessy Cocoa. Other traditional warming beverages include spiked apple cider and buttered rum.
4. Smoothies And Healthy Cocktails
More and more people are switching to a healthy lifestyle so it would be nice to have healthy options at your event. A mobile bar hire can customize your menu to include fruit cocktails, vegan cocktails, or swap milk-based ingredients for natural juices.
Smoothie cocktails simply slush liquor together with fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, juice, yogurt, and other ingredients. Some of the most popular smoothie cocktails include Piña Colada, Frozen Margarita, and Strawberry Daiquiri.
5. Non-Alcoholic Drinks
If you want your event to be completely guilt-free, you can go for non-alcoholic beverages. You might think it’s boring, but it doesn’t have to be. For instance, there’s Sangria, a perennial staple of the cocktail scene. Even without alcohol, it remains festive and delicious.
Spritzers and punches also cater to both drinkers and non-drinkers. You may try the Rosemary Citrus Spritzer or the Hibiscus Ginger Punch. These drinks are good substitutes for margarita or mimosa, and can still provide a ‘grown up’ flavor.
Office events are a great way for staff to unwind, bond, and get acquainted with people from other departments. If the drinks served are alcoholic beverages, always keep in mind to drink responsibly. After all, having fun doesn’t mean getting plastered.