In the heat of summer, there is nothing is better than a cocktail, your favorite dish and some sunshine. Your summer event doesn’t have to be any different. Outdoor parties in the warm weather are a great opportunity to build a signature cocktail around your menu. Cocktail pairing can be complicated. Knowing what flavors match what beverage can be time-consuming. All Occasion Catering has a variety of menus that make cocktail pairing simple.
Garden Wedding Reception
At AOC, we love a good garden party. A refreshing mimosa, while enjoying a traditional breakfast or brunch spread would be the perfect pairing for a mid-day wedding reception. Our Breakfast Menu is sure to impress your guests. Our Garden Wedding menu offers light, delicious appetizers that will also pair well with a mimosa bar. Don’t forget to spruce it up with options! Our staff can provide different juice and fruit selections to customize your morning cocktail.
Afternoon Cocktail Party
A cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres is also a great opportunity to pair a cocktail. Our Classic Hors d’Oeuvres menu gives plenty of options that the AOC team would be more than happy to help you pair. If you plan to serve anything with a slight kick of heat, try pairing with a sweeter drink. For an afternoon party, usually wine and beer are the easiest to serve. Pair up our appetizers like tomato and mozzarella bruschetta with white wine or rosé and add in a light beer to satisfy any guests’ preference. You may even try a white wine spritzer with your hors d’oeuvres. Having a fun signature cocktail will leave your guests talking about that “wonderful, refreshing” beverage for weeks to come. Provide some of your favorite local brews or fresh sangria to give extra flavor and a more unique feel.
For a formal dinner, a signature cocktail is a great way to help your guests have fun. A variety of liquor cocktails that pair with the selected menu will set the mood for the event. A full-service bar is available for any of our menus, like our Premier Menu, so our bar staff can create classic and unique concoctions for the night. Having multiple types of liquor, as well as beer and wine choices will allow your guests to choose their personal preferences.