You read as many headlines about holiday stress as you do about holiday fun. But it really is possible to invite friends and family into your home for a festive gathering without pulling out your hair. See our planning tips and recipes for no-fuss bartending, and you'll be mingling with your guests instead of scooping ice all night.
Narrow Your Scope
Variety may be the spice of life, but it won't be the toast of your party. You don't need to create a full-service bar in your living room. Supplying every possible spirit and mixer will only create clutter and confusion. Instead, choose one or two signature cocktails for the evening, and additionally offer soda, wine, and beer if you feel so inclined.
Pack a Punch
Mixing individual cocktails throughout your party is a recipe for stress. Unless you have the budget to hire a bartender, ditch the shakers and muddlers and serve punchRead More »from 10-Second Bartender: 3 Big-Batch Cocktails for Laid-Back Holiday Hosts