Throwing a party is fun! It can be lots of work, but throwing a great party with the right mix of drinks can be very rewarding.
Picture this: You've been planning the party for weeks now, and it's finally time to pull the trigger and pull all the stops. The food is coming, the guest list is going through the roof, and now the discussion about the beverages has begun.
What are you going to serve at your party?
Are there any special non-alcoholic concoctions you want to serve?
What classic cocktails should you be serving?
Here’s five cocktails to try that’ll take your party to the next level.
Martini: Straight from James Bond’s iconic, ‘shaken not stirred’, the martini is as iconic as it gets. One of the most classic cocktails, and one of the first cocktails to really hit us all, was the Martini. If you're not familiar with this cocktail, don't worry. It's actually one of the easiest drinks you can make! There’s a ton of fun variations, but the classic tried-and-true martini starts with gin, throw in an equal amount of vermouth and finish it with an olive or lemon twist.
Manhattan: Another popular cocktail is the Manhattan. The Manhattan is a tried and true classic that has been enjoyed by party-goers for over a century with recipes dating as far back as the late 1800’s. The Manhattan consists of whisky, triple sec, distilled water, fresh basil, and frozen ice.
Pina Colada: Whether you’re on vacation, or just wish you were, the pina colada is the perfect summer cocktail; it’s no surprise Rupert Holmes wrote a song about it! This tropical treat is a sweet fusion of white rum, pineapple, and coconut cream that is sure to delight.
Mojito: Is there anything like the good old Mojito? We guess not. Have you ever made a Mojito? It is very easy to make! All you need to make this refreshing beverage is fresh mint, white rum, lime juice, soda water, and sugar to taste; it's really that simple!
Cosmopolitan: Well, this beauty needs no introduction. A cosmopolitan, or informally a cosmo, is a glamorous cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. It is most likely to be the star of every party.
How to take the party one notch up?
What about some other great cocktails you could throw for your next party? Are you throwing a black and white wedding? How about a slant tea party? Or how about a tropical themed slant tea party? There’s a cocktail to suit every party - no matter the theme.
Don't forget to add in a theme! Whether it's a black and white wedding or a slant tea party, your theme will really make all the difference - from decorations to food, drinks, and cocktails, everything will be much more fun if it matches the theme of your party.
What else can help pull off the perfect party? For sure, you'll need lots of party favors! Anything you can find to commemorate your event/will go far in helping your guests remember it fondly for years to come. Make sure to pick out party favors based on the theme you're going for! It'll make things easier down the line!
A game of Truth or Dare is always fun. Including prizes for each guest will make it even more fun, and competitive! . Find inexpensive items that will make each person feel special and let them choose one - no more than three. Everyone will love it and so will you!
Finally, don't forget to set up decorations! You can use streamers and balloons to create the mood you want for your guests. Use theme colors and supplies to make table settings that match your theme as well. The key is not to overdo it and not to be too creative. By keeping things simple, you'll give your guests something they'll enjoy and remember for years to come!
Well, there you have it. 5 delicious cocktails to try at your next party. You can go all out, or throw it on a budget and you'll have a great time without breaking the bank! If you do, make sure to invite all of your friends. Don’t forget to visit Wine Divine for your cocktail ingredients to make the party a truly special one.