Throwing a party is a brilliant excuse to make some nice cocktails and share it with your guests. So it’s a good idea to have a handful of quick yet different recipes. Check out these 10 recipes that are perfect for any party!
Who doesn’t love a good rum punch? For this recipe, you’ll need:
- A bottle of rum of your choice.
- A handful of mint leaves.
- Lime juice.
- Simple syrup.
Make your simple syrup with equal parts hot water and sugar, mixing until the sugar has dissolved. Combine and stir all of the ingredients excluding the champagne. When ready, top off with the champagne and garnish with some lime slices.
Green Goddess Punch
This punch is made with green tea, so it’s perfect for anybody who might be on a bit of a health kick! To make it, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 5 oz Belvedere lemon tea.
- 10 oz Green tea.
- 3 oz Lemon juice.
- 3 oz Simple syrup.
- A bunch of mint leaves.
Mix equal parts hot water and sugar until it’s dissolved to make your simple syrup. Then simply combine your ingredients in a punch bowl until mixed well and add ice. You can then garnish using lemons, limes, cucumber, blueberries, or anything else you like!
Pineapple Rose Sangria
For something different, you can’t beat the pineapple rose sangria. Pineapple juice is so good for you, and this drink really helps to turn down the heat during summer. That being said, it’s even the perfect tipple for the festive season! You should definitely add this one to your repertoire. Here’s what you need:
- A bottle of rose wine of your choice.
- 2 cups of pineapple juice.
- A pint of blackberries.
- A pint of raspberries.
- A cup of chopped pineapple.
Decide whether you’d like to mash your fruit together or leave it whole. You may want to try both before you decide which you’d like to serve at your party! Once you’ve decided on that, all you need to do is mix the ingredients together and serve in an attractive glass. Don’t forget the ice!
To make this fizzy and tangy strawberry based drink, you’ll need:
- Blue tequila.
- Strawberry liqueur.
- Frozen limeade concentrate.
Grab a pitcher and pour your limeade into it after filling with ice. Pour your champagne into the empty limeade can or bottle first before pouring into the punch. You can then add 8 oz tequila, 4oz strawberry liqueur, and 12oz water. Stir gently and garnish as you like.
Pina Coladas are a classic cocktail for a reason! They’re a rich, creamy drink with a tropical taste, but you don’t need to limit them to summer gatherings. You’ll need:
- Pineapple Juice.
- White rum.
- Coconut cream.
- Pineapple wedges to garnish.
Simply pulse all of these ingredients using your blender until smooth. It’s up to you how strong and creamy you want to make them! When finished, you can pour into a tall glass and garnish with the pineapple wedges.
Cider Rum Punch
The cider rum punch is a warming cocktail, absolutely perfect for days when you need the heating on with an extra layer or two. You’ll need:
- 8 oz of dark rum.
- 3 oz lemon juice.
- 4 oz simple syrup.
- 12 oz apple cider.
- 4 oz water.
- 4 oz club soda.
- Sprigs of thyme and apple slices to garnish.
Make your simple syrup by mixing sugar with equal parts of water. Simmer on the hob until the sugar is dissolved, then place in the fridge to cool. Place all of your ingredients in a pitcher and stir it up. Serve in pretty glasses with your thyme sprigs and apple slices.
For this tangy and fruity cocktail, you’ll need:
- Grey goose vodka.
In a pitcher, muddle your raspberries and sugar together. Add the rest of your ingredients to taste and slowly stir until mixed well. You can then garnish with raspberries and lemon slices to finish!
Another creamy cocktail, but this time it’s vodka based. Too simple to make! You’ll need:
Simply mix together your ingredients and then serve in a tumbler glass filled with ice cubes. Voila!
Buttered gin is very moreish, so be warned: you won’t want to stop at one glass. It may sound sickly, but trust us; once finished, it’s just the right amount of sweet and floral to keep you wanting more. Here’s what you need:
- A bottle of gin of your choice. The more versatile, the better.
- Unsalted butter, around 150g.
- Soft brown sugar, around 50g.
- A vanilla pod.
Start by melting your butter and sugar on a low heat, and stir as you go. Whatever you do, don’t burn anything! If you have the heat too high, you’ll burn the ingredients and your cocktails won’t be the same. Gently turn up the heat, gently being the key word, until the mixture thickens and darkens. Now you have a caramel. Pour the gin and your caramel into a good container, Mix it together, then split your vanilla pod and add that too. Freeze for 24 hours. When you look again, the butter would have hardened and separated from the gin. Pour your buttered gin into another container, and use a coffee filter as many times as you need to get rid of anything solid. You’re done! You can now serve over ice. If you like, you can also use rum to create a buttered rum cocktail, depending on your taste!
Italian Rum Punch
For a punch like you’ve never tasted before, the Italian rum punch is for you! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pineapple juice.
- Orange juice.
- Whole lime.
Combine 1750 ml of disaronno with equal parts bacardi, then 2 quarts of pineapple juice and 1 quart orange. Squeeze around 5 fresh limes in, but add more if you like. Add ice and you’re done!
Your party is sure to go down a storm if you serve a couple of these delicious cocktail recipes!
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