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ice is nice
It's also a nice touch to chill your glasses. You can stick them in the freezer for five minutes before you need to use them, or in the fridge for a half hour. Alternatively, for instant chilling, fill a glass with ice, give it a good swirl, dump, and you're ready to go.
It's also a good idea to get yourself some sort of serving tray to pass out drinks to guests. Don't get too ambitious as you're loading up the tray; unless you have unusual powers of superhuman strength and balance, you probably won't be able to fill it up completely. Pile on as much as you can easily carry, and don't forget to toss a stack of cocktail napkins on the tray as well.
Hand each guest a drink with a cocktail napkin tucked just under it. Then get ready to bask in the compliments as everyone marvels over how easy you make it all look.
plus... check out the cocktail recipe index !