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4 Ingredients for the Perfect Virtual Cocktail Party

In-person gatherings with friends and family are still firmly on pause, but that doesn’t mean glamorous get-togethers have to stop. Perfect for birthdays, would-be-wedding days, corporate gifts and more, the online cocktail party is here to stay…


1.     Keep Things Simple

The key to organising a successful online cocktail party is to keep things simple, starting with the instructions you send to your guests. Before the event takes place, send out a list of the ingredients they will need, so that everyone can make the same cocktails together. Secondly, if you’re planning to demonstrate the cocktail-making process yourself, make sure you set up your device against a plain background with plenty of light.

2.     Just Add Champagne

Veuve Clicquot Rich is the ideal cocktail party champagne. Slightly sweet, it’s a popular aperitif if served on its own, but it really comes to life when it’s garnished with unusual ingredients. For an impressively easy champagne cocktail, ask your guests to add ginger or grapefruit to Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé or cucumber to Veuve Clicquot Rich, served in a large wine glass with lots of ice.

3.     Stick to Three-Ingredient Cocktails

The simplest cocktails are often the most successful, so sticking to this rule is important when you’re hosting an online event. Moët & Chandon Twinkle combines just three ingredients: Belvedere Vodka, Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut and elderflower cordial. When shaken with ice and garnished with lemon, this uncomplicated champagne cocktail adds a touch of sparkle to any event. If you’re hosting a leisurely daytime cocktail party, Hennessy Brunch Martini should be on your to-do list. Combine Hennessy V.S with lime juice and orange marmalade, shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass for maximum style points.

4.     Mixology Sets to Send to Friends

If everybody has the same equipment and ingredients, it’ll be much easier to play the role of online host successfully. Hennessy Oh So Classic Cocktails Manhattan Gift Set pays tribute to the golden age of cocktails and adds a playful twist to a Manhattan by swapping whisky for cognac. This set features a bottle of V.S.O.P and a strainer to get things started. For something even simpler, consider the Belvedere Crush Cup Set. It’s designed to make a Belvedere Crush, a fruity, frozen granita cocktail. Just add Belvedere Vodka, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice and ice to your Crush Cup, then squeeze to break up the ice.