So you are looking for some easy cocktails for an upcoming party or gathering? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a great round up of some of the quickest, easiest recipes around. No need to spend your time in the kitchen, you can knock these easy cocktails up and spend more time with your guests at your party.
The perfect accompaniment to a steak dinner according to Sophie at Sophie’s Scran is Red Chilli Caipirinha with Tabasco, which will set your taste buds on end. Sounds like a fiery little number.
Cooling it down a bit now. Coconut Water Cocktails are very popular at the moment as they are good for avoiding dehydrating which inevitably comes with drinking alcohol. Coconut water cocktails are fruity and refreshing.
Cosmopolitan is one of the coolest cocktails. Made famous by the ladies from ‘Sex and the City’ it’s your go to drink for uber sophistication.
One of my blast-from-the-past favourites is a Cheeky Vimto. But as it is very sickly sweet, you would only enjoy this if you had a very sweet tooth. It’s a real people pleaser as it’s a very nice colour. It's also known as the students' favourite as it's very simple to make. Take a look at The Kitchen Rabbit's recipe.
The Strawberry Cocktail from The Strawberry Fountain is a quick and simple recipe. Be warned, apparently it’s a potent little number.
I had to include this one from The Five O’Clock cocktail blog. It’s called the Birthday Cake Martini and it’s really pretty. Perfect if you are celebrating a turning of age.
Given the sad news of Prince’s passing this week, it would be amiss of me not to include a recipe for Purple Rain. I invite you to try out New England Living’s recipe and raise a glass to toast his memory.
One of my all-time favourites is Bermuda’s own Dark and Stormy. If you are going to do it, you should do it with Gosling’s rum. Here’s their recipe.
If we are visiting Bermuda, you should also try a Rum Swizzle. The Rum Swizzle often challenges the Dark and Stormy for the crown of Bermuda’s best cocktail. I personally prefer the Dark and Stormy, but wouldn’t turn down a Rum Swizzle either. Here’s how you can make your own at home.
I’m also loving Luke Sam Sowden’s Apricot and Peach Refresher. This is a quick and versatile recipe that you can finish with either white rum or vodka. I personally think the rum goes the best in this drink. If you give it a go, let me know which version you tried.
I also stumbled along Danielle at Fancy Made Simple’s wonderful website and there’s a few lovely recipes on there. One of my favourites was her Blackberry Thyme Champagne, perfect for a summer’s day. This recipe does take a little longer to make, as you need to cook the blackberries, but you can do this in advance and then just serve at your party.
Now I hope that you will give these cocktails a try but if you still think that you don't have enough time to mingle with your guests - then you could take an even easier approach using something like MicroBarBox.
I hope you enjoyed this journey through the liquid loveliness that is cocktail making. What other cocktails would you add to this list? What’s your go to cocktail favourite?
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