At Tipple, we know the value of tiptop Friday office drinks firsthand. We’ve learned a few things along the way about what makes them great, and one of the things that can make or break a night is what is being served. Let’s just say no one gets excited about lukewarm beers or Gossips white wine. Yee-nothanks-haw.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite Friday drinks (spirits not included) so that you can be your office’s very favourite person every Friday.
The office drinks beers
Classic, drinkable beers is a choice that’ll never offend anyone. “I enjoy Coopers just to have a normal beer that’s refreshing after a week’s work.”
Budweiser? You may ask, but hear James out.
“I like Budweiser. It’s light, super easy to drink and you won’t feel bloated and gassy afterward!” That’s what we call foresight.
Extra hoppy, super refreshing. Double IPAs is the brew of choice for people who enjoy IPAs but want a little extra kick. According to Mark; “a few Double IPAs is the way to finish the week off and get the weekend started.”
Shane (Product) agrees.
“Love a double IIPA. It’s got the kick you need after a big week. Only need a couple as they are nice and strong and full of flavour. I love the style as it has a complexity of character similar to a fine wine (which is my favourite).”
Craft Beers (preferably Australian)
Yes. Yes we have a Dwight in our office.
“For me, nothing beats a cold craft beer to wind down a busy week. fresh and hoppy, fruity and sour, dark and roasty. There’s a beer for every mood or season and I love being able to explore all ends of the beer spectrum.”
Sasha (Office Manager)
Wine is a surefire winner at office drinks, and doesn’t cost too much. To mix up the old Chardonnay, consider grabbing a couple of bottles of rosés instead! “A good Rosé is not too sweet, not too dry, is refreshing on a hot day, but also so drinkable in winter. It’s a good all-rounder for me!”
Nothing says end-of-week celebrations like sparkling, and prosecco is a popular and affordable choice. “Prosecco makes for a great summertime drink. It’s refreshing, mood enhancing and tastes amazing – everything you’d want after a long week at work!”
A bit of fun never killed anyone. It’s not the first time we admit that at Tipple we love a Cruiser as much as the next person. “Sweet, boozy, and bubbly, it’s the birthday soda of adults! It’s not very expensive, and some people will be positively tickled by the unexpected addition.” We’re in love with the pink Vodka Cruiser, but don’t be afraid to experiment.
You don’t want your office’s Friday knockoffs to be known for the same drinks every time. Mix it up, try something new, and see what people enjoy! “I wouldn’t want more than one or two, but I always love it when the office orders something unexpected like ginger beer.”
Ryan (CEO) (and everyone above, too)
Yes, yes so we said we’d stay clear of the spirits. But rules are made to be broken. When asked, the Tipple office unanimously agreed Negronis would Make. Their. Night. If you want to make your Friday drinks a little extra special every now and then, maybe opt for a mixed drink – just make sure it’s not too strong.
Ask your team!
The best way for you to nail your office drinks is to ask your team. Not only does it make your job that much easier, but it makes everyone feel valued when you take the time to ask them what they like!
Keep it cool
Take from this what you may, but one thing is for certain – the drinks need to be cold cold cold. Everyone’s keen on ice cold, refreshing drinks, regardless of it being a prosecco, a negroni, or a craft beer. The easiest way to fuddle up work drinks is to serve them lukewarm, so make sure you chill them properly, or better yet, have them delivered ice cold.
Planning your next – or first – office drinks? We’re ready to help you make them one to remember, while staying on budget.