With spring and summer heading swiftly our way, many people may be considering organizing a garden party and inviting friend, neighbors and family members along for some entertainment and fun. If this is something you are planning, you need to think carefully about the food and drink you will serve if you want your garden party to be a big success.In terms of the drinks you will serve, you should ensure there is a wide selection to cater to all tastes, preferences, and ages. Of course, you should ensure you have plenty of soft drinks for younger guests and those that do not drink or may be driving. In addition, you should always have some wine and beer to hand for those that want to enjoy a refreshing drink in the garden. If you really want to impress your guests, you can also get some practice in and learn how to make wonderful cocktail creations ranging from the ever-popular Bloody Mary through to champagne cocktails, Tequila Sunrise, Mojitos, and the huge range of other cocktails.Getting to Grips with Making CocktailsIf you have planned your garden party in advance, you will have plenty of time to get to grips with cocktail creations. This means you can get some practice in and hone your skills so you can create wonderfully presented and delicious cocktails for all of your guests to enjoy. You can even learn to make cocktails for non-drinkers with a range of virgin cocktail recipes to choose from.We now live in a digital age and people go online for all sorts of reasons. The good news is that you will also be able to go online to get some great ideas and inspiration for your cocktail creations. There are many wonderful recipes that you will find online and many of these can be adapted by you in order to create something truly unique.There are also many cocktail recipe books that come with full illustrations and comprehensive instruction, so this is something else you may want to invest in if you want to hone your cocktail-making skills. You can keep the books to hand while you are making your cocktail creations so you can follow them easily step by step until you get the recipe just right.Of course, you need to ensure you have the right tools to hand if you want to create the perfect cocktails. You should make a list and invest in the essential cocktail making tools such as a cocktail shaker and blender. You should also invest in a range of cocktail glasses designed for different types of cocktails as well as cocktail decorations and straws. In addition, you may want to consider investing in other items such as an ice maker, which will make it even easier for you to offer your guests refreshing, chilled cocktails at your garden party.So, make your spring or summer garden event a big hit this year by getting to grips with the art of making cocktails.