How to Make Your Own Printable Cocktail Card

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How to Make Your Own Printable Cocktail Card
Give cocktail cards to your friends so they can recreate the recipe. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Making your own cocktail card personalises a cocktail recipe and provides a giveaway or conversation piece for cocktail parties where guests share drink recipes. You can include the ingredients and directions of how to make a drink you are serving. Cocktail cards also offer a way for bartenders to create flash cards for studying drink recipes. Cocktail cards can be added to a drink Rolodex that is kept behind the bar.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Word processing program
  • Cocktail recipe
  • Card stock
  • Printer

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Instructions

    Using a Template

  1. 1

    Click the word processing icon on your desktop to gain access to word processing document options and pre-formatted recipe card templates.

  2. 2

    Browse through the task menu to find a card category. Select a recipe card or postcard template to type your cocktail recipe on.

  3. 3

    Type the name of the drink in the heading section. List the ingredients and amounts required to make the cocktail. Write the directions of how to mix and serve the cocktail. Include garnishes and the type of glass needed.

  4. 4

    Click "Insert" from the tool bar menu. Click "Clip Art" to select a cocktail image that correlates to the drink recipe you added to your cocktail card.

  5. 5

    Load 6-inch-by-4-inch, 4-inch-by-6-inch or 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch card stock paper into your printer, based on the paper size that the template calls for. Click "Print" from the tool bar options to print copies of the cocktail card.

    Without a Template

  1. 1

    Open a new word processing document. Click the "Insert" option from the tool bar menu. Click "Text Box" to insert a box that you can write within on your document..

  2. 2

    Click the "Center" paragraph formatting option to align the text box in the centre of the page. Click the small boxes to along the sides, top and bottom of the text box while moving your mouse up, down or to the side to enlarge or shrink the size of the text box.

  3. 3

    Click "Insert" from the tool bar to add a picture of a cocktail. Manipulate the size and placement of the picture on the cocktail card, as desired.

  4. 4

    Type the name of the drink in the heading section of the cocktail card. Write the ingredients and amounts needed to make the cocktail. Write the directions of how to mix and serve the cocktail. Include garnishes and the type of glass needed. Change the font colour, style and size by selecting from the font menu.

  5. 5

    Load 6-inch-by-4-inch, 4-inch-by-6-inch or 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch card stock paper into your printer, based on the paper size that the template calls for. Click "Print" from the tool bar options to print copies of the cocktail card.

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