Are you throwing a birthday party for you or your partner? Maybe you’re having your gal pals over for a special Galentine’s Day celebration? Perhaps you’re hosting a Zoom reunion party with your former classmates from high school.
Of course, you could just be celebrating surviving yet another week at the office. Nowadays, you don’t really need a reason to throw a good party.
However, if you want to make a splash at your next get-together, get ready to stock up your bar cart and impress your friends and family with these seven fun drinks.
Is there anything more pleasing than a quintessential, retro beverage? If you’re not the savviest mixologist but still want to serve up something sexy and reminiscent of James Bond, this classic Martini-on-the-Rocks recipe is super easy.
All you’ll need is some gin or vodka, olives and dry vermouth. Combine the ingredients with a few pieces of ice in a rocks glass, stir to chill and voila!
You could call this the “lazy man’s” drink, but it’s more like a no-fuss-no-muss cocktail instead.
Frankly, just the name of this sweet and zesty cocktail sounds like a good time.
Ingredients for this quencher include vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and some fresh lime juice. Serve it on the rocks with a lime wedge for garnish and extra color.
You honestly can’t go wrong with a vodka-infused cocktail, no matter the occasion—and many people will agree. In 2019, Smirnoff Vodka sold over 2.5 million cases in the United States, making it the most popular spirits brand in the country.
If you’re looking for a cold sweet treat to satisfy your taste buds, this mudslide cocktail recipe is an alcoholic dessert you won’t get enough of.
Hopefully, you’ll have some Bailey’s Irish Cream, vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream on hand. You’ll also need some crushed ice and chocolate syrup.
Drizzle the chocolate syrup into your hurricane glass, blend it all in a blender and pour it into the cup. If you’d like your drink thicker and a little sweeter, feel free to swap out the heavy cream for ice cream instead.
Even your vegan friends can enjoy this drink with Bailey’s certified vegan dairy-free, gluten-free liqueur.
Here’s one drink you won’t need to mix yourself. Beer fans will enjoy a cold sour beer for game night or watching sports with the guys.
Sour beers are best known for their tart flavor with raspberry, cherry, and peach notes. They’re usually a little acidic, which gives it its sour taste.
If you’re planning on serving sour beer at your party, you might consider pairing it with certain foods, as well. Sour beer seems to go well with spicy dishes, greasy finger foods, strong cheeses like cheddar or goat cheese and shellfish.
The Spring Forward
What better way to look ahead to warmer weather than with this herb-infused Spring Forward recipe, bound to become everyone’s new favorite drink?
Although this drink takes some preparation in advance, it’s relatively simple. In a sealable jar, combine a bottle of vodka with sprigs of rosemary for 24 hours at room temperature. You can adjust the amount of rosemary and infusion time according to your desired flavor.
You only need a few ingredients for this refreshing cocktail, such as your rosemary-infused vodka, simple syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, and lemon juice. Serve this cocktail chilled by mixing it with a few ice cubes, strain it into a glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
If you have leftover rosemary-infused vodka, feel free to store it in a bottle or jar until next time.
Chocoholics will rejoice with a quick and easy Bailey’s Chocolatini recipe that takes little effort to make.
Like all martini recipes, you only need a small handful of ingredients for this mouthwatering cocktail. Luckily for your chocolate-loving buds, all you’ll need is some Bailey’s Irish Cream, vodka and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
Shake your ingredients in a shaker and pour the mixture into a martini glass. Feel free to fancy it up by adding a couple of raspberries for garnish.
Do you have a cheap bottle of red wine lying around that you’ve been embarrassed to uncork for your girlfriends? Thankfully, you can mask it in an easy red sangria recipe with other fruity flavors.
Sangria is a classic drink that dates back to the Middle Ages when water wasn’t healthy and fermented beverages warded off illness. Today, red or white sangria goes exceptionally well during holidays or brunches.
Add your red wine, orange juice, brandy, and sugar to a pitcher. Feel free to mix up whatever fruits are in season; however, the combination of oranges, apples, blueberries and strawberries are classic flavors.
Of course, you won’t want to forget a can of seltzer for a delicious fizz.
Drinks That’ll Make Them Come Back for More
When you’re hosting a get-together, you shouldn’t have to spend hours taking on the role of mixologist in the kitchen. These festive cocktails are quick and easy to whip together, and your friends are going to remember your place as the fun party house for years to come.