HGTV Entertaining Guide

Stocking the Bar for a Cocktail Party

Invite friends to a festive cocktail party where all that's required are a few yummy nibbles, fabulous drinks and lively conversation. Here are a few guaranteed ways to make sure your libations are a major success.

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There's no need to stock the bar with every type of alcohol under the sun. If you'd like to provide a fuller bar setup, try offering a selection of three spirits like vodka, tequila and rum. Don't forget to always provide a couple of nonalcoholic options: still and sparkling waters, sodas, etc.

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