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Getting On The Same Page As Food Suppliers

When I started ordering the supplies for my parent's restaurant, I realized that it was a lot harder than I had initially anticipated. The work was long, tiresome, and incredibly challenging. I also didn't know how to properly project how much food we would burn through, which made it difficult to order. However, as I continued ordering, I learned the tricks of the trade, as well as how to get on the same page with food suppliers. Check out these posts to find out how you can streamline your restaurant ordering, save money, and alleviate order-related problems with great ease.

Four Gin Cocktails You Can Make In A Pitcher

When you're serving drinks to a large party, it's often easier to mix them in a pitcher and let guests serve themselves than to shake them one by one. Change things up a bit with one of these gin-based pitcher cocktails. They're fruity, refreshing, and convenient. 

Blackberry Bramble


  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 cup blackberry liqueur
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soda

Press the blackberries through a metal strainer. Discard the pulp and seeds, and pour the juice into a pitcher. Add the remaining ingredients except for the soda. Stir well, and then add a few cups of ice. Top with the soda, stir gently, and serve. This cocktail looks lovely in lowball glasses with a few fresh blackberries tossed in as garnish.

Watermelon Mojito


  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 6 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup strawberry liqueur
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup watermelon schnapps
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups soda water

Place the watermelon in a blender, and blend until completely pureed. Pour through a strainer. Discard the pulp, and set the watermelon juice aside.

Place the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of the pitcher. Muddle thoroughly, and then add the remaining ingredients to the pitcher. Stir gently, and then add plenty of ice before serving. This cocktail looks lovely in margarita glasses with a slice of watermelon as garnish.

Honey Lemonade


  • 2 cups gin
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lemon, sliced thinly

Place the honey in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 20 seconds or until runny. Pour the honey into a pitcher, and stir in the gin, water, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Add plenty of ice, along with the lemon slices, and serve. This cocktail looks lovely in hurricane glasses garnished with lemon slices.

Three-Berry Punch


  • 2 cups gin
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 cup strawberry liqueur (can substitute blackberry if you prefer)
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soda

Mix the gin, cranberry juice, raspberry liqueur, and strawberry liqueur together in a pitcher. Add ice, top with the soda, and stir gently. This cocktail looks lovely when served in large wine glasses. Pop a whole strawberry over the rim of each glass for a nice finishing touch.