|Entertain with ease with a make-ahead menu of big-flavored small bites and batched seasonal cocktails. By Cheryl Slocum|
Throw a Casual Cocktail Party for Spring
Pioneering Atlanta bartender Greg Best says cocktail parties are a chance to break routine and have some fun–and that goes for the host, too. "If you're stuck behind a bar, you're not fulfilling your guests' requirements," says Best, whose newest restaurant opens at Atlanta's Krog Street Market in late summer. His solution: big-batch drinks paired with snacks that keep the party emphasis carefree and easy. With Cooking Light's menu as the springboard, Best offers cool sips and inspiring tips for this and many parties to come.
Looking for some tunes for your party? Check out CL senior editor Cindy Hatcher’s Casual Cocktail Party Spotify playlist.