We asked Colleen Mullaney, author of It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, to share some of her favorite recipes and behind-the-scenes advice on how to become cocktail-savvy.
CL: Any advice on creating your own signature cocktail?
CM: Signature cocktails are an ideal way for you to infuse your personal style into your event. Be your own mixologist and whip up a batch that goes with your party theme―sangria on the beach, margaritas by the pool. Serve them in a large glass drinks dispenser or pitcher. For warm, breezy days, try vodka-based cocktails. They pair well with fruit juices; cranberry, raspberry, and pomegranate are good choices. For hot, tropical weather, try rum-based libations paired with any tropical infusion, from coconut and pineapple to mango and guava.