We’ve rounded up some tiny-umbrella-topped new year’s resolutions to make happy hour even happier—all year ‘round!
1. Start a Cocktail Club
The first rule of cocktail club is… try a new cocktail every month! You’ve heard of dinner clubs, so why not schedule a monthly cocktail club with your friends? Meet up at a local pub or popup bar to toast with a new drink every month. Need more inspiration? Sign up for a whiskey-tasting event. Sample beer flights at different brewery tasting rooms. Expand your palette to trendy libations like craft hard ciders. Plan a romantic weekend road trip to a winery. Or invite friends and make it a group getaway.
2. Build Bartending Skillz
Here’s another idea. You and your friends could take turns hosting a cocktail club at your home bar. Learn about the ingredients in your favorite cocktail and serve it with homemade bar snacks. Offer seasonal drinks like summery strawberry sangria or spiced cider Moscow mules. Do you have favorite winemakers, breweries, or liquor brands? Purchase their unique seasonal and special-edition flavors and create a custom tasting menu.
3. Set Mojito Goals
Make your cocktail resolution even more fun by tracking the new drinks you try. Create a tasting diary or use your mobile phone. The Winery Passport app gives you stamps for every winery you visit. The Highball app also lets you share your unique drink creations. Tell the Cocktail Flow app the ingredients you have in your fridge and it will suggest drink recipes to try. Even better, challenge your friends to a round of monthly beer or wine bingo. See who can cross all the cocktails off their bingo card first!
4. Drink to Your Health
Who says a cocktail resolution can’t be healthy? Try healthier cocktail recipes that use less sugar or add nutritious ingredients like vegetable juice and coconut water. Some restaurants like San Diego’s Madison serve orange pineapple kale mimosas. You can also make a kale mimosa at home. The perfect brunch beverage!
5. Bartender Resolutions
Bartenders, we didn’t forget you! Take things up a notch with your own behind-the-bar resolutions. Get inspired by some of the nation’s best mixologists. Think signature drinks with unexpected ingredients like craft coffee or tea. Up your garnish game with fresh herbs and edible flowers. Or go green with biodegradable straws and earthy wooden mugs. Need a new bar for your mobile business? We’ve got you covered with our versatile, portable Fold & Roll Bar.
Cheers to the New Year
So, gather your family and friends and make some toast-worthy resolutions. We hope we’ve inspired you to have a happy, healthy and spirited 2023!