Know About The Different Drinks Options Without Alcoholby Samaira Rocks Digital Marketing Expert
Summary: In summary there is a great deal of choice available for your choice of office drinks machine. However it is best to consider four main things before calling the company. With these things decided upon you will be in a much better position when you start asking for quotations from your local drinks machine supplier.
Sick of the same old drink being served at backyard parties?
Here are six unique recipes to try at your next backyard bash. With fresh fruit, juices and sparkling wines involved, these drinks will keep your guest coming back for more.
An all-American favorite, lemonade is always a crowd-pleaser when it comes to backyard parties. If it's a family party, put the kids in charge of making it to give them some ownership, responsibility and pride in the party spread.
Pink Lemonade Sparkling Fruit Punch
If you're looking for non-alcoholic beverage more exciting than a classic lemonade, try this version mixed with cranberry juice, ginger ale and Hawaiian Punch, it's lemonade's more exciting cousin. And in the case that you need an adult version, substitute the ginger ale for ginger beer, or even pour some sparkling water or wine in to add some fizz.
Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
For the adults, make this take on lemonade for a fancier drink option. Adding fresh blackberries not only makes it more decorative and pretty, but adds a fresh taste not available any other time of the year.
Citrus Berry Punch
This punch is perfect for your summer backyard party, regardless of the occasion. With fresh blackberries, raspberries and oranges mixed with fruit juices, this punch is refreshing and can be made for adults or for kids, depending if you'd want to add some wine, champagne or vodka.
No backyard party is complete until it have mocktail drinks, and this is an easy way to put a giant one to use. With peaches, plums or nectarines with berries and lime, watermelon sangria is a light drink that's sure to appeal to many of your guests.
Strawberries, blueberries and pineapple give this drink the patriotic colors it needs to be the perfect drink to show your patriotism. Use a California brut champagne in this mix instead of white wine. It will give it an extra sparkle.
In addition to these drinks, consider having a few games that anyone can have fun playing to keep the party rolling. Beer pong, cornhole, and darts are a few games that all your guests can easily enjoy.
Now that you know what you're going to serve and have activities lined up, all that's left to do is invite friends over. Serve the drinks on rotation, so you'll be set for all your backyard parties. Even better, bring one as your contribution for a friend's party, and you'll be the hero.
Many free drinks per day
Your choice should initially be governed by the number of staff you wish to serve with the machine, taking into account extra drinks required by visitors and customers. A general rule of thumb is to assume 3 hot drinks per day per office worker if he has to pay for the drinks himself (coin-controlled) or double that if you intend to have the machine on free-vend! If fact, there are now hybrid type machines that allow you to offer staff so many free drinks per day and over and above that they have to pay but that is best left to the discussion with the salesman from the drinks company.
Option gives superb tasting drinks
Once you have a ball park figure for the number of drinks required per day, the next thing to decide is whether to go for fresh tea and coffee or instant drinks. Machines serving instant coffee, tea and chocolate drinks are the cheapest to buy, service and maintain as well as having a lower cost per cup for each drink served. The fresh-brew option gives superb tasting drinks but generally need much more in the way of servicing and day to day care. With the latter option a member of staff can be trained to look after the basic maintenance duties of the machine but it is likely to take perhaps up to an hour a day of their time.
The next thing to decide is whether to go free vend or have staff and visitors pay for their drinks. Free vend is a great perk to give your staff and visitors but obviously comes with considerable cost, although you may find better productivity because of it especially as it avoids time waiting for kettles to boil, brewers to finish etc that might otherwise be the case. With coin controlled versions you can set the vend price to cover the cost of the machine, maintenance and ingredients to break even or maybe make a profit.
Most models of drinks machines have a management switch to toggle between free vend and coin controlled supply - this is a useful feature and many companies are choosing to switch over to free vend for the early starters and after hour workers, but have standard coin control during normal hours thereby rewarding the more dedicated and punctual staff.
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