Party time approacheth

Now that the major holiday season is well behind us, we can get away from the traditional drinks that accompany Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and think ahead to spring and summer entertaining with imagination.

I like to invite a group of interesting people -- preferably not all of whom know each other, put out some great canapes, and post a cocktail menu of a half-dozen or so drinks for the evening rather than have people fall into the same old drinks rut.

Making sure you have the right ingredients to do that takes some thought and a few bucks. But, even if you're on a budget, don't despair. The folks at Tastings, the Web site of the Beverage Testing Institute, have put together an article titled "Building a Best Buy Bar" that looks like a good guide to being a complete beverage host without breaking the bank.

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