Party Drink Ideas
Great party drink recipes below
Your success as a host depends to a great measure on the kinds of drinks you serve. You do need to offer plenty of entertainment and good food as well, but it is the bar that helps to get the party going. If you entertain guests often then you’ll need lots of interesting party drink ideas so that you are never at a loss regarding what to offer them.
There are a few things to consider when putting together party drink ideas. For starters, the drinks should be relatively easy to prepare (it is best if you can make them in advance — if that works for the given recipe) and the ingredients should also be on hand. You should also try to keep track of their calorie content because you are bound to have guests who want to know. It is also important to know how to make the following mixed drinks that contain gin, vodka or whiskey because these tend to be the most popular party drink ideas.
6 Fun, party oriented drinks you’re guests will enjoy:
- 2 ½ oz Gin
- ½ oz dry Vermouth
- Angostura bitters (optional)
- 1 green olive or lemon twist for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir rapidly for 30 seconds and strain into a cold cocktail glass. Add a dash of Angostura bitters (optional). Garnish with the olive or lemon twist.
There are a few variations of this cocktail such as Bone Dry Martini (no Vermouth), Dirty Martini (with a bit of olive brine) or the Vodka Martini (vodka in place of gin).
- 2 oz Fireball Whiskey
- ½ oz Sweet Vermouth
- ½ oz Dry Vermouth
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass containing ice cubes. Swirl the mixture around and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
- 1 ½ oz White Rum
- ¾ oz Lime Juice
- ¼ oz sugar syrup
Pour the light rum, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker containing ice cubes.
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
You can make quite a few variations of this popular cocktail. Add a dash or two of Maraschino Liqueur for an interesting cocktail. Add ½ oz each of grapefruit juice and Maraschino liqueur to make a Hemingway Daiquiri which is also called a Papa Doble (called so because it was Hemingway’s favorite drink at the El Floridita.
Fireball Whiskey Sour (122 calories)
- 1 ½ oz Fireball Whiskey
- 1 ½ oz lemon juice
- ¾ oz sugar syrup
- Maraschino Cherry for garnish
Pour the Fireball whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker containing ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a chilled sour glass.
Margarita (168 calories)
- 2 oz Tequila
- ¾ oz Triple Sec
- ¾ oz fresh lemon or lime juice
- Lime wedge for garnish
Salt or sugar to rim the glass (optional)
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice chips. Shake well and pour into a chilled Margarita glass along with the ice chips. Rim the glasses with salt or sugar beforehand.
Red Hot Toddy (200 calories)
- 1 ½ oz Fireball Whiskey
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp Honey
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- 5 cloves
- 1 quill cinnamon for garnish
Heat the water with the cloves in it and bring it to a boil. Strain it out into a mug. Add the other ingredients. Serve it with a quill of cinnamon. This is the perfect party drink idea for a cold night.
Easy & Fun!
These party drink ideas are extremely easy to use. We hope you’ll enjoy making these drinks as much as your guests enjoy drinking them!