Critique my open bar menu

posted 2 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Critique my open bar menu
    You have enough of options : (9 votes)
    29 %
    You have more then enough options : (3 votes)
    10 %
    I would change/add (comment please) : (19 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 2
    1437 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Personally I would be looking for a white wine that’s not so sweet (moscato is like liquid candy!), but that’s a very personal preference. It might also be nice to include a darker beer since Michelob light is pretty watered-down.

    Just a little spell-check, though – there’s no “e” at the end of “Michelob!” 😉

    Post # 3
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it’s a little funny to list Malibu Rum by name when the other liquor options are vodka and whiskey.  I would probably pick a more regular flavored rum, since not everyone likes Malibu’s strong coconut flavor.  You might also want to add gin to the menu to round things out.

    Also ginger ale.

    Post # 4
    7 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Hi there!! Fellow bride to be and former bartender.  I agree with the other posts.  The beer us spelled wrong and it is a bit odd to name one liquor and not the others.  The sign is super cute tho!!!  You may want to include iced t for a mixer as well.   Jut my thoughts, hope it helps

    Post # 5
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Leaving aside the fact that we don’t know the menu, I too would suggest almost anything other than Moscato- Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Reisling.

    Post # 6
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I second the plain rum, a wine that is not sweet, and adding gingerale as a mixer.   I would also add in a non-light beer.  

    Post # 7
    41 posts

    I voted that you have enough options, but I am wondering why you list Malibu Rum (the brand) and not the brand of the vodka and whiskey. Id either use brand names, or not. I am not a huge drinker, so maybe I am missing the point of using “malibu rum”,  sorry if I am.  :] 

    Post # 8
    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d add another beer and another white wine that isn’t so sweet, but you know your guests and their tastes better than us. I’d also attempt to remove the ‘e’ from “Michelob.”

    Post # 9
    262 posts
    Helper bee

    ski[ the super sweet wine, you just need a basic red, basic white, dessert wine will turn folks off and cause headaches

    for liquor, it is dependant on what your folks drinks, but typically vodka, tequila, whiskey.  rum is ok but again, very sweet and malibu specifically is like a wine cooler rum.  <br /><br />

    Post # 10
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    SO cute! WHat a great idea. I agree that you may want to rethink moscato. That’s a difficult wine for more serious wine drinkers to drink all night. Sauvingon Blanc or Pinot Grigio might be better. I understand why you might say Malibu Rum, rather than just rum. Malibu is a flavored rum and if you didn’t write Malibu, guests would just assume it’s just regular rum. They then might be disappointed by ordering a much sweeter drink than they think they’re getting. You might also want to include tonic or club soda for those who don’t like super sweet cocktails…but that’s just my opinion!

    Post # 12
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

    I would add another white wine that isn’t too sweet. Moscato is much too sweet for my tastes, it’s more like a dessert wine than something to drink with dinner.

    Post # 13
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I agree you should sub moscato for another wine or adding a less sweet white wine. Cabernet (red) and Chardonnay (white) are usually safe bets if you’re only offering one choice of each. I would also add another, heavier beer in addition to micheloB. While you know your guests best, I know many of my friends and family who would not be satisfied with only one beer option. One regular and one light beer would be good. I personally do not like Malibu and would much prefer Capt Morgan or even Bacardi because it is less sweet, but not sure if cost is a factor there. Adding tequila would round out the liquor options to appease most liquor drinkers, and having club soda or tonic water as a mixer is a must for those who do not like super sweet or soda cocktails.  

    Post # 14
    6980 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree with the other suggestions. No E on Michelob, and ditch the moscoto for a more crowd-pleasing white (or add in addition to the moscato). I’m not sure about the Malibu…is it “malibu rum”? or Malibu in addition to a more standard rum?

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