Are you a closet bartender? Well, the weather is perfect to dazzle your friends with your skills and throw a cocktail party. And our Ready-To-Drink canned cocktails and mixers are here to make your life easier.
Here’s how you can throw a cocktail party this season, Chaco Flaco style!
Create Cocktail Batches
To start, work smarter by pre-batching your cocktails. As a cocktail aficionado, take one from the pro playbook and set up your work area so that you have everything handy.
This means having your garnishes chopped, juices squeezed, and your ice stocked (see next point). Your bar tools and glasses should also be assembled and ready to use.
Pre-batch your cocktails and keep them chilled beforehand. Most cocktails can be prepped this way, especially if you are using our mixers or RTD cans. When the time comes, you just need to add some ice and serve.
Prepping this way also helps you avoid the frustration of being called every time a drink goes empty. With cocktail batches or cans, anyone can refill their drink. And since this is a house party, why not put up the recipe to also get guests involved?
Don’t Scrimp on the Ice
Summer or no summer, ice is essential to the cocktail. Conventional wisdom is to buy ice from the store. But those are just small cubes that melt super-fast.
Instead, make your own ice with boiled or distilled water frozen in large containers, such as loaf pans. Once frozen, you can cut the ice into smaller blocks and add large pieces to a punch bowl or cooler.
Pick a Theme
With an infinite variety of cocktails out there, make life simple by choosing a theme and narrowing down your drinks menu. Is it appetizers only or hosting a BBQ?
Enhance a summer party theme with Chaco Flaco Strawberry Daiquiri canned cocktail with pineapple, coconut, strawberry, and lime flavors.
Or spice things up with Chaco Flaco Mango Margarita that combines the smoked agave tequila with mango, pineapple, and a dash of habanero flavors.
Keep it Healthy
“Healthy” doesn’t always go with the idea of cocktail parties. But there are ways to give your guests a health and liquor kick simultaneously.
Each Chaco Flaco drink is:
- High fructose corn syrups (HFCS)-free
- No artificial ingredients
- No added sugar
- No or seltzer
Needless to say, our award-winning beverage menu is low on calories and sugar, but high on flavor.
Set (and enforce) a Cut-off Time
Unless you’re into all-nighters and bringing the house down, hosting a cocktail party also entails setting an end time when things will start to wind down.
Communicate this clearly with the invitations and also use subtle cues to signal that the party’s coming to an end.
This includes putting up quieter music, picking up the glasses, and closing the “bar”. It also goes without saying that not everyone is a heavy drinker, so keep a tab on the rounds each guest takes.
But be a good host and put out some wine and beer. And since everyone doesn’t consume alcohol, consider putting out mocktails for such guests, especially for designated drivers.
Overall, Chaco Flaco hand-crafted canned cocktails are also meant to be easily accessible and provide a responsible drinking experience.
About Chaco Flaco
Chaco Flaco is a global award-winning beverage lifestyle company founded by Chuck Moore (a.k.a. “Chaco Flaco”). Chuck’s expertise lies in unique twists on classic cocktails using fresh and healthy ingredients.
Where to Find Chaco Flaco Products
While Chaco Flaco had humble beginnings in a kitchen in Tempe, AZ, back in 2012, it’s now grown to be available throughout Arizona, Southern California, and select locations in Denver, Colorado, with more to come!
To find locations nearest to you or retailers with Chaco Flaco, click “Find Chaco” on our website. And don’t forget to check back frequently, as we continue to grow and share our love of flavor and cocktails in more establishments across the US!