5 Easy and Delicious Party Drinks

5 easy and delicious party drinks

 

There is frequently a lot of pressure that comes with being the host of a party. You always want all of your guests to have a great time, and it is hard not to view their opinion of the party as a reflection on you, the host. There is a lot of work that goes into planning nearly any event, but one of the things that can make up for almost any other shortcoming at a social function is having a selection of delicious beverages.

Of course, the reverse is also true, and having poorly made or generally poor-tasting drinks will be the quickest way to get your guests to leave early. Have no fear, however, because there are a smattering of simple cocktails that will impress any guest. Read on to find five easy and delicious party drinks that will leave your guests asking you for your bartending secrets.

 

Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 3 to 4 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • Grapefruit wedge to garnish

Pour Domain de Canton into a glass (a champagne glass works best) and add in the grapefruit juice. Gently pour the prosecco over the top until the glass is nearly full. Garnish the drink with a grapefruit wedge.

 

Ghost of the City

  • 2 ounces white whiskey, such as Low Gap
  • 1 ounces Cocchi Americano
  • 1 dash lemon bitters
  • Garnish: cocktail cherry

1) Add white whiskey, Cocchi Americano, and lemon bitters into a whiskey glass full of ice. Stir the mixture for 15 seconds.

2) Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish it with cherry and serve straight up.

 

Cuba Libre

There is nothing fancy about this drink, as it is just a slight twist on a common favorite. The drink is basically a rum and coke, so grab your favorite brand of dark rum, a bottle of Coca-Cola, and a lime. When making the drink, just make sure to squeeze in a blast of that fresh lime juice, and then garnish the drink with a lime wedge.

 

The Revolver

  • 2 ounces bourbon (a rye-heavy bourbon such as Bulleit, Buffalo Trace or Basil Hayden is recommended)
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: wide strip of orange zest

1) Grab a mixing glass and combine bourbon, coffee liqueur, and orange bitters into it with ice. Stir the drink well until it is chilled, which should take about 30 seconds. Strain the mixture into chilled cocktail glass.

2) Twist an orange peel to express oils over drink and use it as a garnish.

 

Martini

This drink is always a classic, and many people will appreciate its inclusion on your menu of available cocktails. Just grab your favorite gin (and have a bottle of vodka on hand for those that do not like gin), a bottle of vermouth, and some olives. The drink is a classic, and it does not get much simpler.

 

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