10 Simply Delicious Cocktail Party Recipes

Classic Cocktail Party Recipes that are so easy to follow, learn how to create your favourite mixed drinks at home to impress and delight your dinner part guests.

Shake, Stir, Blend, Muddle and Mix up the perfect alcoholic Cocktail with 10 of our favourite Cocktail Recipes, perfect for the hostess with the mostess or aspiring mixologist.

Our favourite collection of cocktail recipes, are seriously refreshing, mouth wateringly tasty and visually delectable, you’ll be spoilt for choice, enjoy!

Tom Collins Cocktail
1. Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a gin-based classic cooler, with a crisp citrus flavour and a touch of sourness. Fancy a change from your usual G&T? try this refreshing alternative.

Ingredients
50ml. Tanqueray® London Dry Gin
25ml. Lemon Juice
10ml. Sugar Syrup
1 splash(es) Soda Water
Lemon Slices (to garnish)
Cocktail Cherry (to garnish)

How to make
1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
2. Pour Sugar Syrup, Gin and Lemon Juice into the glass.
3. Stir until well combined.
4. Top up with soda water.
5. Garnish with slices of lemon and a cocktail cherry.

Mojito Cocktail
2. Mojito

The Mojito, an authentic rum-based Cuban Cocktail that is fresh, zesty and minty.

Ingredients
65ml White Rum
2 Limes, cut into wedges
3 tsp Granulated Sugar
Handful of Mint Leaves
Splash Soda Water
Crushed Ice
Fresh Mint Sprig (to garnish)

How to make
1. Place Lime Wedges, Mint Leaves and Sugar into a highball glass and use a muddler to squish ingredients releasing aroma and juices.
2. Add crushed ice and pour over the Rum.
3. Add soda water to taste and stir.
4. Garnish with a Mint Sprig.

Pina Colada Cocktail
3. Piña Colada

The Piña Colada, Puerto Rico’s national drink since 1978, is a deliciously sweet and creamy, tropical rum-based cocktail, just one sip will instantly transport you to paradise.

Ingredients
120ml Pineapple Juice
60ml White Rum
60ml Coconut Cream
Wedge of Pineapple (to garnish)
Ice Cubes

How to make
1. Blend all ingredients with a handful of ice until smooth.
2. Pour into a chilled tall glass.
3. Garnish with Pineapple Wedge.

Margarita Cocktail
4. Margarita

The Margarita, a distinctive Tequila cocktail, serve in a Margarita glass with salt-encrusted rim, the decorative frosting will stimulate your taste buds, sweet, sour, tangy, delicious!

Ingredients
35ml. Tequila
20ml. Cointreau
35ml. Fresh Lime Juice
Handful Ice Cubes
Lime slices or wedges (to garnish)
Salt

How to make
1. Pour the Tequila, Cointreau and Lime juice into a shaker.
2. Add a handful of ice cubes.
3. Shake until well combined.
4. Run lime wedge around rim of glass, dip in salt.
5. Strain into glass, garnish with a slice of lime.

Bloody Mary Cocktail
5. Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary, a hugely popular brunch cocktail, hot and spicy sauces add a kick to this classic combination of Vodka and Tomato Juice, surely this counts as one of your 5-a-day?!

Ingredients
50ml. Vodka (double shot)
150ml. Tomato Juice
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
½ lemon, juice only
Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
Ice Cubes
Celery stick (to garnish)

How to make
1. Pour Vodka over ice in a tall glass.
2. Add the Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Lemon Juice and Tomato Juice.
3. Stir until well combined.
4. Seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Garnish with a stick of Celery.

White Russian Cocktail
6. White Russian

A White Russian, is a deliciously sweet and creamy, coffee flavoured, vodka-based cocktail, this silky smooth drink is perfect for sipping whilst relaxing with friends after dinner.

Ingredients
50ml. Vodka
25ml. Coffee Liqueur
50ml Cream
Ice Cubes

How to make
1. Pour the Coffee Liquer and Vodka into a short glass over ice.
2. Add the cream, pouring on the back of a spoon to achieve layering.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail
7. Cosmopolitan

The iconic Cosmopolitan, A.K.A. the Cosmo shot to fame in the late 90s, made famous by Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, a classy, colourful cocktail to enjoy with your girlfriends.

Ingredients
35ml. Vodka
15ml. Orange Liqueur
25ml. Cranberry Juice
Squeeze Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Slice or Twist Orange Peel (to garnish)

How to make
1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
2. Shake for about 20 seconds.
3. Strain into glass over ice.
4. Garnish with Lime Slice or Twist Orange Peel

Aperol Spritz Cocktail
8. Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz the perfect before dinner cocktail, aromatic, citrusy and slightly bitter, you only have to taste this to see why Aperol is one of the most popular aperitifs in Italy.

Ingredients
50ml. Aperol
Prosecco, to top
Splash of Soda Water
Orange Slice (to garnish)
Ice Cubes

How to make
1. Pour Aperol into glass, over ice.
2. Top with Prosecco until glass is almost full.
3. Add a splash of Soda, to top
4. Garnish with Orange Slice

Blue Lagoon Cocktail
9. Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon, a colourful, refreshing summer cocktail, so drinkable, just sit back, relax and imagine you are lounging on a beach, somewhere hot, infact you can almost hear the ocean.

Ingredients
50 ml. Vodka
25 ml. Blue Curacao
100 ml. Lemonade
Maraschino Cherry (to garnish)
Orange Slice (to garnish)
Ice Cubes

How to make
1. Pour the Vodka and Blue Curacao into a glass over ice.
2. Top with Lemonade.
3. Stir to combine.
4. Garnish with a Cherry and Orange Slice

Sex on the Beach Cocktail
10. Sex on the Beach

And finally the creme de la creme, Sex on the Beach, this mouth wateringly delicious, fun and fruity, vodka-based cocktail is perfect for any occasion, cocktail umbrella compulsory!

Ingredients
45 ml. Vodka
60 ml. Cranberry Juice
60 ml. Orange Juice
60 ml. Pineapple juice
Strawberry and Pineapple Slice (to garnish)

How to make
1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
2. Shake for about 20 seconds.
3. Strain into glass over ice.
4. Garnish with a Strawberry and Pineapple Slice

 

 

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