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The Diplomat Beach Resort’s Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Shares his Favorite Tips for Hosting a Cocktail Party

Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian loves to host a cocktail party, and with the holidays and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your cocktail soirée! Geoffrey shares his expert tips for creating a memorable cocktail party that your friends and family will be sure to enjoy.
Geoffrey also provides his favorite New Years Eve inspired cocktail recipe from his restaurant, Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort. If you’re visiting South Florida, make sure to visit this restaurant for an exceptional dining experience. Point Royal has received several high profile awards including Hottest Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale by EATER Miami.
Cocktail Party Hosting Tips from Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian:
• It is very important that hosts should always plan drinks and cocktails ahead of time.
• Hosts should never have an open bar, as it can ruin a cocktail party, giving guests too much choice.
• Make sure to plan and curate your party very carefully so that guests have the most enjoyable experience possible!
Cocktail Recipe: Point Royal’s Strawberry Aperol Spritz
• Muddle fresh strawberries
• 2 oz. Aperol
• 1 oz. lemon sour

• Top with Prosecco  
• Method: Shake with ice (except for the Prosecco)
• Pour over fresh ice and top with the Prosecco
• Glass: serve in a big red wine glass
• Garnish: top with Lemon Wheels and Strawberry Slices 
New Year’s Eve Getaway
Experience more when you book your stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort, the centerpiece of South Florida, for your New Year’s Eve Getaway. From Friday, December 27th, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, guests can stay at the Diplomat for rates starting at $469+. Book today at or call 954.602.6000.