Cocktails are a must-have at any party. Even those who don’t drink much enjoy a glass or two of cocktails for the flavor and taste. Unlike what people assume, cocktails are not complicated drinks. You can make these easily at home with a few basic ingredients.
1. White lady
If you want to serve something fancy, the white bird is perfect. Mix equal quantities of gin and Cointreau, and add a dash of lime juice to the mix. Some people add some egg white to the mix and serve the drink fresh. You can avoid the egg white if you don’t like the taste of the same.
Who does not like a fresh and chilled glass of cosmopolitan? This is also an easy drink made using vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice. Fresh cranberry juice completes the drink.
Mojito is one of the most loved cocktails for summer and beach parties. Traditionally, this is made with five ingredients – white rum, soda water, lemon juice, sugar, and fresh mint leaves. You can add fruit juices of your choice to create variations. Mojito has to be served super chilled and with mint and lemon wedge toppings.
Martini is a classy cocktail made with vermouth and gin. This is served with olive garnishing and is considered one of the best cocktails ever served for its taste, elegance, and simplicity. There are so many versions of the martini made with fruit flavors.
5. Pina colada
Another summertime favorite is the pina colada that reminds people of tropical beaches. This is a simple mix of fresh pineapple juice, coconut cream, and white rum. The fresher the ingredients, the better will be the taste. Serve pina colada with a wedge of pineapple and an umbrella topper.
6. Rum punch
Get some good quality smooth rum, and you can create a variety of cocktails using different fruit juices. Peaches, mangoes, pineapples, and citruses taste heavenly with rum.
7. Tom Collins
Tom Collins is a fun cocktail made using gin, freshly squeezed lemon, and soda water. This tastes refreshing and can be sweetened if you prefer it that way.
8. Moscow mule
Ginger beer is a favorite addition to cocktails. Add some vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, mint leaves, and crushed ice to a shaker and shake well. Serve in iced glasses.
9. Cider ginger
This is another cocktail that uses ginger beer and tastes amazing. Add ginger beer, rum, apple cider, and lemon juice to a mixer and shake well. Serve chilled.
10. Long island iced tea
This is a definite favorite at parties. Mix gin, vodka, tequila, rum, and triple sec with lemon juice and cola. Serve in a tall glass with a straw.
These ten cocktails will make any party a hit and let people loosen up and enjoy socializing. Give these a try.