A must for mixologists, baristas, foodies and event planners.Whether you are arranging your own event or on behalf of clients ~ for weddings, corporate events or festive occasions ~ the following guidelines will help you calculate beverage requirements for any occasion.
THE ZARI WELCOME DRINK:
To create bulk welcome drinks or event mocktails, easy-opening 750ml ZARI Lifestyle screw-tops are recommended for hospitality and catering purposes.
- To be able to provide a chilled flute of ZARI Sparkling grape as a welcome drink for 100 guests = 24 bottles = 4 CASES
- ZARI WELCOME + JUICE MIXER: To provide a welcome drink for 100 guests = 12 bottles = 2 CASES Depending on the mocktail or cocktail recipe you choose you may want to specify ZARI Ruby Red or Royale Gold or a selection. ( see Welcome mocktails link)
THE ZARI BUBBLY BAR:
Creating a fun station where guests can add fresh juices or other decoration to their ZARI is also perfect for early and daytime functions. ZARI is best served chilled so an ice bath is recommended to ensure best enjoyment by guests.
- To create a styled bubbly bar one to two decorative ice buckets on the bar counter are recommended, where bottles may be kept on ice to replenish as needed. ZARI is also great displayed in formation with glassware, garnishes such as mint and lemon and accessories such as serviettes, stirrers and swizzle sticks.
- For 100 guests = 24 bottles 12 x ZARI Ruby Red and 12 x Royale Gold = 4 CASES
THE ZARI TABLE:
At weddings, gala dinners and other seated events, table ice buckets can be used effectively both as décor and to ensure guests have ready access to their chilled ZARI for tasting, toasting and refreshment.
- For the average event, approximately half a bottle of ZARI is recommend for each guest as a general guide.
- For 100 guests = 24 bottles = 4 CASES : 2 x cases ZARI Ruby Red and 2 x cases ZARI Royale Gold
- For 200 guests = 48 bottles = 8 CASES : 4 x cases ZARI Ruby Red and 4 x cases ZARI Royale Gold
THE ZARI TOAST:
The first toast at a wedding is most often made by the parent, close family member or friend and combines a toast to the happy couple and a welcome to the guests. It is customary for the person to ask guests to raise their glasses in a toast to the couple. An example to might be:
- TO LOVE LAUGHTER AND HAPPY EVER AFTER, PLEASE JOIN ME IN RAISING A GLASS TO NAME + NAME
- Single ice buckets may be used on the main table so that speechmakers, toastmasters or event MC have access to a bottle of chilled ZARI for inviting guests to join them in toasting to the health of the bride and groom. A nice touch is for the couple to have a set of matching decorative glasses to toast to each other.
- Recommended one to two bottle of ZARI Royale Gold
HOW TO CELEBRATE OPENINGS
THE ART OF OPENING: Hold bottle at a 45° angle and point in a safe direction. Untwist the wire cage (the ‘Muselet’), but don’t remove it. Rotate bottle firmly while gently wiggling the cork. The pressure of the bubbly inside will allow you to ease out the cork with a satisfying whisper and pop!
THE ART OF POURING: Place your thumb in the depression under the bottle (the “punt”) and spread your fingers along the body of the bottle. Hold a glass with your free hand at a 45° angle and pour down the inside of the glass. When finished pouring, give the bottle a quick twist to avoid spillage. 6-8 servings per bottle in a standard flute.
THE ART OF TASTING: Hold up your glass to admire the golden sparkle and graceful bubbles before proposing a toast. Savour the delicate blend of lemon zest and fruit-of-the-vine on the nose, beautifully balanced by green woody tannins on the palate.