Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Need ideas for drinks for a crowd

  1. #1
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    10,810

    Need ideas for drinks for a crowd

    Help, need ideas.
    I am tired of buying an array of soda, and bottled water for groups of people coming to my house.
    This week we have another such event, anywjere from 3 to 20 people. I have the food covered, but I need ideas for drinks. Usually I have cans of things leftover that never get used up.

    i dont mind serving just one drink plus water. Iced tea? Or???

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    3,197
    Lemonade

  3. #3
    Senior Member herbgeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,658
    Flavored waters? Ie with fruit and herbs in it? Lemonade? Herb tea? Punch?

  4. #4
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    10,810
    I am also trying to visualize the container that I need to buy and store and clean in order to move to a different paradigm of offering drinks.

  5. #5
    Senior Member JaneV2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    8,131
    Could you just lay in a supply of fruity sparkling water in whatever flavors suit your fancy--like LaCroix? No worry about waste or disposal; they're sugar free and can be used as mixers. They're often on sale, as well. But iced tea, or some version of tea punch would be OK, too.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    1,401
    I always got cans of whatever we would drink if it were leftover, filled a washtub with ice, and let guests get their own. There was no waste because we would drink whatever was left over. LaCroix, coke, diet coke, 7-up, and or gingerale and rootbeer.

  7. #7
    Senior Member KayLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SW Washington State
    Posts
    1,485
    How about asking people to BYOB?
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

  8. #8
    Moderator Float On's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    By a lake in MO
    Posts
    4,017
    These things are super popular now and I think I've even seen them at Wal-Mart. And then you could play around on pinterest coming up with a different drink (lavender lemonade, peach tea, seaside sunrise) for each event.

    https://www.amazon.com/Buddeez-Unbre...rink+dispenser

    http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/lavender_lemonade/

    http://thecottagemama.com/2011/07/go...mer-peach-tea/

    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/seaside-sunrise
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

  9. #9
    Senior Member razz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,175
    I offer tea, coffee or lemonade in my mugs.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

  10. #10
    Senior Member IshbelRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The other side of the pond
    Posts
    1,611
    Elderflower cordial?
    Last edited by IshbelRobertson; 5-1-17 at 5:00pm. Reason: Typo

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •