There’s a reason why it’s easier to serve wine at a party rather than staying in your bar and mixing individual drinks – you get to refill glasses by just carrying a bottle around the room so you can be with your guests and have fun, too! Well, if you don’t want wine with your appetizers, I suggest you make pitchers of your favorite cocktail. You can make whole batches of straight-spirit cocktails (margaritas, Manhattans, etc.) in bulk, keep them in your refrigerator (maybe in that empty wine bottle or a glass pitcher). Re-stir them with ice in a mixing glass before serving to make sure they’re properly chilled and VOILÁ – You look like a pro! More fun, right? And the very picture of convenience and style.