Marilyn Monroe at Miami International Airport, 1962.
Miami lights filling the night sky.
Serve Miami Cocktail Company cocktail in unique glassware for an artistic and modern touch.
Sit a citrus knot on the side of your Miami Cocktail Mojito for a unique and artistic garnish.
- A vegetable peeler or paring knife
- Fresh limes
Starting at the top of the fruit, in a circular motion, peel the fruit. Be careful not to puncture the fruit itself. Your peel will start to spiral. And the end, break off the peel. Tie in a knot, and rest it on the side of your glass!
The larger the lime, the more peel you’ll get. You may get numerous knots from one peel depending on the size of the fruit.
Attending a cocktail party is a great way to keep your social calendar active.
Here is the Miami Cocktail Company guideline to attending a cocktail party with style and grace.
Upon an invite to a party, be sure to RSVP to the host in a timely manner. If you received a paper or e-invite, respond using the preferred method of the host: email, phone call, or mail.
Remember to respond even if you are unable to make the event. This shows the host you are thankful for the invite. If you respond your regrets via phone call, this can be great opportunity to catch up, and make plans for future engagements.
Cocktail parties range in formality, varying from informal or themed parties to formal elegant soirees.
The formality of the event can often be gauged by the invitation itself. If no specific dress is suggested, take note of the font, card stock, coloring and location. Ultimately if you are very unsure, ask the host or a close friend who is also attending.
Dress for the occasion, and remember it is always better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed.
For the Host
It is often customary to bring a token of thanks for the host. Bring a bottle of Miami Cocktail Company cocktail to the party, a gift that is sure to be enjoyed.
Mingle, mingle, mingle. A cocktail party can be an excellent opportunity to expand your network of friends and contacts. Make friendly and pleasant conversation with acquaintances, avoiding heated political topics.
Be sure to bring business cards in case you meet someone you’d like to stay in touch with.
If there’s someone you’d like to be introduced to, don’t be shy, politely ask another guest to introduce you. Or if you’re feeling outgoing, approach people not in conversation by saying “I don’t think we’ve met yet, I’m …”.
Cocktail parties often offer a spread of hors d’oeuvres and small appetizers. Etiquette suggests to try a small variety of the food, however ensure there is enough for other guests.
Since it’s a cocktail party, not a dinner party, it is impolite to eat the entire time. It is a good idea to eat a meal before attending the party to avoid being hungry throughout the evening.
Be sure to use a napkin and plates when offered.
Keep a positive attitude, as parties are supposed to be light and fun in nature.
Remember to enjoy the evening in moderation.
Before leaving the party, thank the host for the evening.
To avoid overstaying your welcome, a good rule of thumb is to leave when half to three quarters of the guests have bid farewell.
Miami skyline, 1949.
Miami Cocktail Company cocktails taste best icy cold.
Watch this quick tip on how to chill your glassware to ensure your guests enjoy ice-cold cocktails.
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