Which Drink and When? Tips On The Best Drinks For Each Occasion

If you have ever been to events such as a wedding, a work office party or a BBQ, you may have noticed that there seem to be alcoholic drinks that are more popularly served at each of them. This is no coincidence!

Like many things in life, such as flowers or scents, there is also a language of alcohol. This was started in England in the Victorian era and has been somewhat loosely followed ever since!

So, if you are looking to hold a party soon or are planning a wedding, you may now be curious about which alcohol is the most appropriate to serve. Read on to find out. 


Red wine is one of the most popular drinks to have on most occasions, and it is one of the most popular alcohols to gift. If you have a wine lover in your life, you can even now give them this beverage in custom liquor bottles!

Wine is a standard drink on most occasions as it has a lower range of alcohol percentages and so is suitable for events where there are children present. If you are throwing a housewarming or having a party, the wine will always be a welcome sight.


When most people think of champagne, they picture large events wherein there is a celebration. This drink improves the ambience of the environment greatly and is a great accompaniment to birthdays, weddings, graduation parties, anniversaries, and corporate events – anywhere there is something to celebrate. Much like wine, champagne varies in its strength, so tailor it accordingly. You don’t want to crack open a bottle of strong champagne at work if you all need to work after the party!

Whiskey, Tequila, and Vodka

If you are planning a corporate event, you will need to minimize these 3, as they can be problematic if your employees like drinking. These are considered hard liquors, so they are best kept to lighter events with less pressure, such as BBQs and some celebrations, like the 4th of July or Christmas.

They are also easy to drink in large quantities if not careful and some are seen at summer outdoor events, so always be careful when drinking them and be sure that there is plenty of water around as well as food. 


If you have a cocktail mixing kit at home, you are very lucky, as these are somewhat rare. But if you are taking mixers along to a party, it is best suited for a party that may start in the day, like a BBQ, and may run into the evening. Lighter cocktails are also great for parties and some office celebrations, just be sure that they are on the lighter side!


Every event mentioned in this article will have beers present, whether it is a casual BBQ, a workplace event, an office party, or a wedding. Beer is pretty non-offensive and is welcomed at most gatherings, as it is usually on the lighter side of the alcohol content and can also be a long-lasting drink. So, always pack beer if you are heading to a party, as it will go down well!

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