Innovative Beverage Stations: Your Event Deserves Unique Drink Experiences


Innovative Beverage Stations: Your Event Deserves Unique Drink Experiences

By Kori Gorman

Creating memorable events isn’t just about great food and decor – it’s about offering unique experiences that guests will talk about long after the party is over. Incorporating innovative beverage stations is one way to make your event stand out. It’s often an aspect of an event that gets overlooked, but it can have a huge impact if done right! Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, wedding, or summer party, these ideas will ensure your beverage station is the highlight of the evening.

DIY Cocktail Bars: Perfect for Summer

A DIY cocktail bar is a fun and interactive way for guests to enjoy their drinks. Here’s how you can set one up:

  • Use a Slushy Machine: No bar is complete without ice, so why not have some fun with it? Set up a slushy machine for the drink base. It’s a great way to keep things cool and guests can have fun customizing the rest of the ingredients.
  • Make It Visual: Use glass dispensers for batched cocktails and add fruit or berries for that pop of colour. This not only looks great but also enhances the flavour.
  • Amp up the Essentials: Get creative with garnishes, specialty ingredients, and cocktail mixing equipment. Drinks with a kick are trending this year, so a simple syrup with a bite is a must for our drink stations this summer!

Coffee-Infused Cocktails

Coffee-infused cocktails, like espresso martinis, are a hit at any event. Here are some ideas:

  • Espresso Martinis and More: Offer a variety of coffee cocktails to keep things interesting.
  • Coffee Station: Set up an espresso machine with different syrups and liquors for guests to create their drinks.

Mocktail Stations

Mocktails are another trending item,  with more and more people opting for non-alcoholic options. They’re a fantastic addition to any event, as it allows those non-drinkers to feel involved, and not have to settle for water or soda. With upscale ingredients, these drinks can be just as exciting as cocktails:

  • French 89: Simple syrup, lemon juice, non-alcoholic sparkling water, garnished with a lemon peel.
  • Designated Appletini: fresh apple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, garnished with apple slices.
  • Seedlip Spice and Tonic: Seedlip Spice 94, tonic water, garnished with a grapefruit twist and cinnamon stick.

Interactive Drink Experiences

Get guests involved by making your beverage station interactive:

  • Cocktail Workshops: For smaller events, hire a mixologist to teach guests how to make cocktails. Provide recipe cards and all the necessary ingredients.
  • Whisky Experts: We’ve had a few events just this year with Whisky Bars, equipped with a whisky expert to educate and answer questions from guests. This activation has always been a hit!

By incorporating these ideas, you can create a beverage station that’s not only functional but also memorable. If you need help planning your next event, feel free to reach out to us at Eatertainment. We’re here to make your event unforgettable!

At Eatertainment, we offer a wide range of cocktails and mocktails that are perfect for any event. From the sophisticated French 89 to the fresh Designated Appletini listed above, our menu has something for everyone. Be sure to explore our cocktail menu to see all the exciting options we provide.

Check out Eatertainment’s Cocktail Menu for more inspiration for your upcoming events!