It’s the Party season again and with that comes parties and get togethers with the family. One thing that I’ve always had at our get togethers is a nice variety of Party cocktails for the adults. A nice home made eggnog is always welcome in our house and everyone seems to love it.
I went ahead and compiled a post with some of the best Party cocktails available on Pinterest. Give some of these cocktail recipes a try at your holiday party this year and you’ll be a big hit! Welcome the Holiday with this recipes from cocktail, margarita, cider, Everyone will want another if you make one of these Cocktail Recipes…
Cranberry Moscow Mule
A delicious Fall cocktail that uses one of my favorite berries — cranberries! This Moscow Mule combines fresh cranberries with vodka and ginger beer to make a “Cape May” Cranberry Moscow Mule.
If you love Moscow Mule recipes and cranberries, this Cape May Cranberry Moscow Mule will be a perfect choice! Ginger beer is known to lower cancer risk, relieve nausea, improve digestion, and has anti-bacterial properties. But it doesn’t stop there. Cranberries are considered to be great for boosting your immune system and improving digestion.
- 3 oz. Vodka
- 1/3 cup Fresh Cranberries
- 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- Ginger Beer
1. Rinse cranberries then add to Moscow Mule mug.
2. Add lime juice then muddle ingredients until blended.
3.Add vodka and top off with ginger beer. Add garnish then serve.
Adding some tiki to the traditonal margarita brings life to my new favorite way to cocktail — The Tiki Rita Margarita! This cocktail is so tasty you will be looking to make this tasty beverage on a weekly basis.
When you’re in the mood for a nice not-so-regular margarita this Tiki Rita cocktail is a smash hit — but take caution because it can definitely sneak up on you (like an ancient Mayan warrior, haha). This refreshing adult beverage will definitely get the party started!
Making the The Tiki Rita Margarita:
- It’s blended with some great flavors like orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, and allspice dram.
- The allspice dram isn’t an easy item to find, but is well worth it when you get your hands on a bottle.
- Everyone has a preference on what to add to the rim of your margarita, but I can honestly say a sugar rim is slightly better.
- Choosing a higher quality tequila will enhance the cocktail experience.
- 2 oz. Tequila Silver
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 oz. Orange Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- 1/2 oz. Allspice Dram
- 1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Lime, sliced
- Dash Ground Nutmeg
Begin by making the simple syrup mixing the turbinado sugar and
water. Make as much as desired (to save some for later) by matching 1:1
the amounts of both until it begins to dissolve. Example: 3 tbsp of
sugar to 3 tbsp of water.
In a shaker, add tequila, grapefruit
juice, allspice dram, orange liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice.
Shake all ingredients for 1 to 2 minutes then sit to side.
On a small plate sprinkle a few tbsp of turbinado sugar (or salt), wet the
rim of the glass with the sliced lime, and spin the rim of the glass
into the sugar until it is coated.
Pour blended ingredients in the glass, add dash of nutmeg then serve.
Blackberry Mojito Cocktail.
This BlackBerry Mojito Cocktail uses vodka instead of rum plus fresh blackberries and blackberry sparkling water that kicks the traditional version up a notch or two! Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. That’s fairly straightforward and a very simple cocktail to make. To put my spin on this popular drink, I decided to go with vodka instead of rum. Plus I opted to add a bit of fresh fruit — blackberries — and kicked up that flavor times two with some blackberry sparkling water and ginger ale (in lieu of the soda water that is typically used).
I know a lot of people have a cocktail of choice, but some cocktails just seem better during certain times of the year. Take the mojito as an example. They are perfect during the summer months because of there refreshing qualities. Hanging out poolside or at the beach with a mojito in one hand just screams summertime!
Quick tip: Be sure not to over muddle your ingredients when preparing your drink; especially the mint. Very gentle pressure will quickly release more minty-flavors and will result in less bitterness.If you need a refreshing change-up to your cocktail go-to give this Blackberry Mojito Cocktail a try!
- 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 2 oz Vodka
- 6 Blackberries
- 1 Lime
- .5 oz Lemon Juice
- .5 oz Turbinado Sugar
- Blackberry Sparkling Water
- Ginger Ale
- Begin by adding 4 blackberries, 6 mint leaves, 1 slice of lime,
sugar, and lemon juice to your serving glass. Gently muddle your
- Add 1 cup of ice over the ingredients. Add vodka, remaining mint leaves, and blackberries.
- Top drink off halfway with the Blackberry Sparkling Water and the other half with Ginger Ale.
- Garnish glass with a lime slice. Serve immediately.
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
The Tequila Sunrise is a great summertime or anytime tequila-based cocktail that blends your choice of tequila, with fresh orange juice, and a hint of sweetness. The original cocktail recipe was created in the 1930s at a hotel in Arizona and modernized in the 1970s with slight changes. The two-toned drink color resembles the colors of a sunrise; which we all know if a nice view. Tequila and orange juice are already a start to a good cocktail, but once the cocktail is “layered” with a hint of sweetness from the grenadine, it adds a new level of tastiness. You’ll find this cocktail very simple to make and once you understand how to add the grenadine, you’re a pro.
Tip: You’ll need to use a spoon so you can pour the grenadine layer very slowly. Since it is the heaviest ingredient, it will head straight o the bottom of your glass creating the look we are going for. When you want a great tequila-based drink that has some sweetness (but not too sweet) give this Tequila Sunrise Cocktail a spot on your home bar menu.
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 1/4 cup Grenadine Syrup
- Add tequila and orange juice to a shaker with 1/4 cup of ice. Shake for 5 seconds.
- Fill a drinking glass with ice then add tequila and juice mixture to glass.
- Turn spoon bottom side up and slowly pour grenadine into drinking glass over juice mixture.
- Add cherries and orange peel for garnish and serve.
Blueberry Sangria is a delightful way to celebrate the party or holidays, all in one gorgeous chilled glass. This festive sangria is just the right balance of crisp and fruity, with a slight touch of sweetness!
is a delicious, simple recipe to accompany any meal and make your holiday merry and bright. It’s honestly the one recipe that my entire family demands that I make for our Christmas Eve celebration eve.
- 750ml bottles Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay (I used Soverain Chardonnay!)
- 3/4 cup sparkling apple cider
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cranberries, halved
- 3/4 cup cranberries, whole
- 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
- 3 rosemary sprigs
- Garnish: rosemary sprigs
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.
- Stir together with a large wooden spoon to help the sugar dissolve.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
- Serve chilled with a garnish of rosemary sprigs. Make sure to get some of the fruit in every glass!
For this cocktail, I knew that I wanted to use freshly squeezed pink grapefruit, and I also wanted fresh lime juice and ginger. Fresh ginger was my first thought, but then I would need to make a simple syrup to counter the tartness of the citrus.
But until then, this drink is a ray of citrus sunshine on a winter day in California. Although, this summer, I hope that grapefruit are in season somewhere, because I’ll be making a big pitcher of these for patio refreshment.
- 6 ounces vodka
- Juice of one large pink grapefruit freshly squeezed
- Juice of one large lime freshly squeezed
- 2 355 ml cans ginger ale
- Put ice cubes into 4 glasses
- Add 1.5 ounces vodka to each glass
- Divide grapefruit juice and lime juice between the four glasses
- Top up each glass with ginger ale
- Garnish glasses with grapefruit and lime slices
Sparkling Hibiscus Affair
Hibiscus is a special friend of mine. She’s bold, tart and tangy with the most amazing shades of red I’ve seen! I love to add just a pinch of dried hibiscus flowers to my tea mixes as it turns any drink into a spectacle, both in terms of coloring and flavor. In this particular case, I drowned a healthy portion of Hibiscus in 100 proof vodka and it took about 20 seconds for the clear liquor to take on a bloody-murder-crime-scene shade of red!
Hibiscus extract is a major anti-obesity player! Studies have shown that hibiscus extract reduces body weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat, and waist-to-hip ratio. More importantly, though, hibiscus reduces high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and combats digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. Having a “Rosy Cheeks” hibiscus drink once in a while doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?! It’s the perfect blend of curative herbs and festive bubbles!
- For the Hibiscus Infused Liquor
- 8 oz / 1 cup 100 proof vodka
- ⅓ cup dried hibiscus flowers
- For the drink
- 8 oz / 1 cup hibiscus infused vodka
- 1 oz / 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 oz / 4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- large handful of ice
- 1 bottle (750ml) dry or extra-dry sparkling wine
MAKE AHEAD // Add dried hibiscus flowers to a
glass jar with lid and cover with vodka. Close tightly and allow to
infuse for at least 24 hours (ideally several days), strain and keep
infused vodka in an airtight bottle (or jar).
Add vodka, maple syrup and lemon juice and ice
to a cocktail shaker (or large canning jar with lid). Shake vigorously
and divide mixture between four medium size glasses (with ice or strain,
if desired). Top off with sparkling wine (about ¾ cup per glass) and —
Piña Colada Cocktail
An unconventional Piña Colada that is both tasty and refreshing —and will have you feeling as though you are on an island even when you’re in your own backyard. We can thank a Spanish bartender named Don Ramon Portas Mingot who was said to have created this very cocktail in 1963. This simple cocktail is very tasty, refreshing, and will have you feeling as if you are on an island — even when you’re in your own backyard.
First, I use a pineapple-coconut juice that adds an additional layer of flavor. I also add RumChata which is the perfect blend of rum, cream, cinnamon, and vanilla. They bring the dark rum and coconut cream together nicely while giving the cocktail a spiced back note.
- 1 cup Pineapple-Coconut Juice
- 1 cup Coconut Cream
- 8 oz. RumChata (or your choice of Rum Cream)
- 10 oz. Rum
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 cup Ice
Add all ingredients into a blender for 1 minute.
Garnish and serve immediately.