How to Stock a Party-Worthy Cocktail Bar
Why? Rathbun insists that home-squeezed juices make all the difference. (Buy 25 lemons, 25 limes, and 15 oranges for every 50 guests.) Otherwise, try the half-gallon jugs of fresh juice at Whole Foods ($3.50 to $4) and ReaLemon Juice ($3 for 15 ounces).
And when it comes to garnishes, splurge.
Try: Frutto d’Italia olives, $12 for 13 ounces, amazon.com. Tillen Farms Merry Maraschino Cherries, $7 for 14 ounces, worldpantry.com.