A key to a great cocktail party is a crowd-pleasing welcome drink. So we’re going to give you our favorite. The Duchess of Earl Grey is particularly useful as a welcome cocktail because it is a batched punch. Your guests can arrive at their leisure, settle in, and say their hellos while helping themselves to their first drink. You can move on from there to more bespoke cocktails for round 2, once everyone is comfortable. An absolutely perfect drink for spring, this also happens to be our most requested cocktail recipe from events.