Cocktail parties with a theme can be fun, whimsical and memorable. There are plenty of themes that are somewhat clichéd and can be very expected. When searching for inspiration for an out-of-the box cocktail party theme, look to the mood of the cocktails you want to serve. By starting with a small detail like the night’s signature cocktail, the larger details easily fall into place.
Jack Daniel’s, the best Tennessee whiskey around, has inspired hundreds of tasty, refreshing cocktails with interesting, conversational names. The Pooh Bear is a cream soda and JD mixture that is sweet, simple and can help at-home cocktail party planners get creative.
Guests will feel nostalgic at a storybook cocktail party. Pooh Bear cocktails served in whimsical glasses along side finger sandwich hors d’oeuvres and light, colorful décor may sound childish but the overall experience is airy, welcoming and as refreshing as the cocktail inspiration.
The perfect storybook cocktail party starts with the perfect Jack Daniel’s Pooh Bear. There aren’t very many steps in the Pooh Bear and only two ingredients, which saves plenty of room in the party budget for special Winnie the Pooh glassware or white, pink and yellow floral arrangements as an extra accent.
- One part Jack Daniel’s
- Two parts cream soda
Recommended glass: Sour glass
The first step in making a Pooh Bear is putting three to five ice cubes in the chosen glass. Next, pour one part Jack Daniel’s Tennessee sour-mash whiskey over the ice. A jigger is the perfect piece of home bartending equipment to measure out the liquor and mixer but a shot glass works well also. Two parts cream soda is added over the Jack Daniel’s. After a quick stir, the Pooh Bear is complete and ready to serve.
The atmosphere that fits best with Pooh Bear cocktails is one of casual whimsy. This is not a black tie cocktail. The best way to complement the Pooh Bear is by finding other slightly cute, young details to go along with the adult cocktail vibe.
All around Nashville, savvy cocktail party planners can find one a kind, adorable and sometimes hilarious cocktail glasses, mixers and other at-home bartending and entertaining tools at consignment, thrift and antique stores.
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