A great party needs the drinks to be flowing, and what better way than with some cool cocktails? It pushes people out of their comfort zone and means they can try something new, plus it’s fun putting it all together! If you’re planning on throwing a cocktail party at some, here are just a few to consider.
The indulgent White Russian is the perfect blend of vodka, liqueur such as Tia Maria or Baileys finished with milk or cream. It’s rich, tasty and delicious and is a little different to your average fruity cocktails. While you’re not going to want to drink too many of these since they are heavy drinks, they’re perfect to sip and enjoy if you feel like treating yourself. If you’re feeling fancy, you can blend the mixture in the blender to make it light and foamy and pour over ice.
Moscow Mules are a mixture of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, served with a lime wedge. Unlike a lot of cocktails, they’re not too sickly and sugary sweet. Instead, they’re tangy and refreshing. Moscow Mules have actually been around since the 1940s. However, they have made a huge comeback in recent years. You’ll find these on the menu of any nice eatery or cocktail bar. They’re not too difficult to make so perfect for at- home cocktail parties. You can learn more about their unique history and the exact recipe online.
Mojitos are a classic and for a good reason. The mixture of white rum, lime juice, soda water, and mint sweetened with a little sugar. They’re incredibly refreshing so perfect to serve at a barbecue or garden party. Plus it’s easy to omit the alcohol and serve virgin mojito mocktails for anyone under age or who doesn’t drink.
This seventies cocktail has a quirky name and a delicious taste. If you love your cocktails fruity and sweet, then this will be for you. Blend peach Schnapps, vodka and cranberry juice with a splash of lime juice and pour over ice. You can add a little sugar for sweetness too if you need it. Decorate the glass with a retro pineapple wedge, glacier cherry, and an umbrella. Perfect for a pool party or summer day.
Everyone loves this classic Spanish cocktail. It looks really impressive too so perfect for a party! Get a large punch bowl and fill it with chopped fruit and spices- strawberries, lemons, apples, blackberries and cinnamon sticks all work well. Then pour over red wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice and a sugar syrup to taste. You’ll feel like you’re back on a tropical beach, and since it’s a wine based cocktail, it’s a little different to the others.
Be sure to check online for the exact quantities of each ingredient, as well as the glass each drink should be served in! Some cocktails benefit from rimming the glass in sugar or adding garnishes and decorations so have a look at images for ideas.