Nothing starts the party like a good drink. A signature cocktail elevates the night, making all feel special (not to mention being a good distraction while the roast cooks through). A tray of drinks to greet your guests truly is a dinner party essential and sets a welcoming trend for the evening ahead.
Try a drink that is pretty, simple and not something you have all the time. Like the Negroni, made with equal parts Campari, gin and sweet red vermouth served over ice with an orange garnish. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe as necessary. Careful though - these go down (too) easily.