Summer may be coming to an end, however barbecues, picnics in the park and catch ups with friends are still in full swing. While our love of wine and bubbles is no secret, there’s a certain elegance that comes with a summertime cocktail party. Clean spirits, shaken not stirred, an olive or a twist?
No martini, a Tom Collins or caipirinha is complete without a few nibbles on the side. While we’re huge fans of a platter of assorted cheese and fresh fruit alongside our tipple of choice, a simple bowl of spiced nuts, olives and a spicy wasabi snack never go astray either.
Be the perfect guest (and guarantee many return invitations) by surprising your host with a thank you gift upon your arrival, such a Bockers & Pony ‘Banter’ gourmet food hamper (pictured). They’ll appreciate the gesture and you’ll be lucky enough to get first dibs on cocktail cheese roughs, crackers with artichoke pate, or moreish mixed nuts!
A little banter, deep and meaningful conversation, entertaining stories, bad jokes, lots of laughter – these are the ingredients that make a great evening with friends. Good company, great snacks and exceptional drinks are a winning combination for any summer cocktail party.