As the holiday season approaches, so does party season. This year, the parties may look a little different than they have in the past, but it doesn’t mean they will not be as exciting. Instead of hosting larger parties this holiday season, smaller get togethers with friends, colleagues, or family members will be the norm. The nights will still be full of good food, good conversations, good cocktails and fun times overall.
As the host it is your responsibility to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves and has a great collection of beverages to choose from. Even though we can help you prepare a memorable meal, we can help you stock your bar with top quality adult beverages.
Here are 5 liquor essentials that you should have on hand for any get together.
1. Canadian Club 100% Rye
This typical Canadian whisky is made of corn, rye and barley that are distilled and aged separately and then blended to perfection prior to bottling. Your guests will love the flavours of this Canadian rye, butterscotch and caramel come through first, followed by a slight vanilla and nutty flavours. Enjoy on its own, over ice, or as a mixer (our preference is with some Canada Dry Ginger ale).
2. El Jimador Tequila Reposado
El Jimador Tequila Reposado is made from 100% Blue Agave and aged in white oak barrels for a minimum of two months prior to bottling. The result is vibrant vanilla and caramel hints with a smooth mellow finish. A versatile tequila should always be stocked in any home bar, one that you can sip on, take a shot of or utilize in margaritas or palomas. El Jimador Reposado is this tequila, as the value surpasses the price tag.
3. Bombay Sapphire Gin
Gin is a staple of any home bar, and we suggest Bombay Sapphire. As a majority of gins see their botanicals steeped directly in the alcohol, Bombay uses their own specially crafted Carterhead still to their spirit when in a vapor state. The combination of the amazing botanicals delivers a well-balanced, smooth taste with an elegant light spicy finish that you will not soon forget. Most notably enjoyed as a mix with tonic water, add some lime juice for an added citrus punch. If you are looking for a slightly more sophisticated mix, try the Queen’s Tea which combines Earl Grey Tea with gin.
4. Domestic and Imported Beer
Beer is a go to beverage for many party goers, it’s easy to grab with no fuss. Delight your guests with the option of a domestic favourite such as Molson Canadian and a top shelf import such as Heineken. Neither of these well-known beers need an introduction, have a couple 12 packs or even a case of 24 of each waiting in the fridge for your guests to arrive, and let them know to help themselves.
5. Fantini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
The last but not least liquor essential for your party is Fantini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo red wine. This international Gold Medal and multi award red comes from one of Italy’s best wine producers. This is a ruby red with garnet reflections, the aroma is fruity and reminiscent of red fruits, cherries, and plums with vanilla nuances. Full-bodied on the palate, with a good balance and firm tannins, your guests will love sipping on this red while enjoying great conversation or as a delicious pairing with their meal.
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