W&W wants you to enjoy the holidays – but in a sensible way!
We at Wilks & Wilson know the holiday season is a time to enjoy family dinners, office parties, and get-togethers with friends. And, as purveyors of fine elixirs and mixes that allow absolutely anyone to produce a superior craft-cocktail with the spirit of their choice, we plan to be a big part of those festivities.
As always, we want everyone to drink sensibly throughout the year. And, you want your parties to be both entertaining AND also safe. So, we thought this would be a great time to pass along some tips on how to avoid holiday-related “excess” when it comes to alcohol.
As guests confirm their plans to attend, ask them if they have a plan for a safe way home via a non-drinking designated driver (rideshare service, public transportation, taxi, etc.). Remember, If taxi service is “slim pickin’s” in your area, use your smartphone app and connect with Uber or Lyft to line up a safe ride home should the need arise.
Think about the party games you offer that will engage people that do not involve alcohol. Some of your guests will not be drinking anyway, so this is certainly a good idea. This will also help keep the overall alcohol consumption down.
Don’t push drinks! While we think Wilks & Wilson’s Shake2Make All Natural Bloody Mary made with Vodka is the perfect alcoholic drink for any festivity, we’re the first to say drinking at a party is not mandatory for having a good time. Check out our regular Bloody Mary Mix as a non-alcohol alternative
Remember the food! Providing plenty of food and snacks will keep guests from drinking on an empty stomach. Related to this, go easy on salted snacks, as these tend to make people thirstier and promote drinking.
Ensure your drink selection includes lots of choices in the non-alcoholic realm. Provide some mocktail choices for those designated drivers. And, keep a big selection of favorite sodas and bottled water on hand. Having fresh brewed coffee available is also a thoughtful idea.
At Wilks & Wilson, we think the bottom line is this.. Have fun – but not too much fun. Be a good host, but stay within your limits in order to make sure your guests stay within theirs.
From The Wilks & Wilson Blog Team