I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good cocktail recipe for a house party. It makes me feel like I’ve got the best of both worlds – the comfort of being inside, with my friends, as well the fancy feeling of being catered to at a high-end bar.
So without further ado, here are my favourite recipes for party cocktails!
1. Strawberry Pisco Punch
Here’s what you need: 1 bottle pisco (750 ml bottle), 1 cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur, 1 1/2 cups strawberry syrup, 1 1/2 cups lime juice, 2 bottles sparkling apple cider (750 ml bottle), 2 limes (for garnish), ice block (large), 3/4 cup water, 1 1/2 cups strawberries (halved)
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at Honestly Yum! It serves one punch bowl.
2. The Original Bloody Mary
Here’s what you need: 1 46-ounces container tomato juice (about 6 cups), 6 ounces vodka, 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons), 6 lemon wedges for garnishing, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, 5 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco, and ice.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at Rachael Ray Every Day! Prep time is 5 minutes, and it serves 6!
3. Watermelon & Mint Cooler
Here’s what you need: 12 cups seedless watermelon cubes, 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, 2/3 cup cachaca, rum or vodka (optional), and ice.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at Rachael Ray Every Day! Prep time is 25 min, and it serves 8!
4. Pineapple Rose Sangria
Here’s what you need: 1 bottle Rosé, 2 cups 100% pineapple juice, 1-pint raspberries, 1-pint blackberries, and 1 cup pineapple chopped. Simple, isn’t it?
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at The Roasted Root! Prep time is 5 min!
5. Cosmopolitan Slushy
Here’s what you need: 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups) citrus-flavoured vodka, 1/2 cup Rose’s lime juice, 2 cups cranberry juice, and 4 ice cube trays.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at Real Simple! Now, because this is a slushy, you can prep this in 10 min, but you must freeze it for at least 4 hours before serving it. Still super delicious, though!
6. Margarita Pitcher
Here’s what you need: 3 cups Blanco tequila, 2 cups orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec), 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 8 limes), ice, and 3 medium limes, thinly sliced.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at The Kitchn! It serves 8-10!
7. Apple Cider Rum Punch
Here’s what you need: 1/2 gallon Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 cup rum, 1 cup orange juice, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 Honeycrisp apple thinly sliced, and 1 orange thinly sliced.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at This Silly Girl’s Kitchen! Prep time is 10 min, and it serves 6!
8. Blue Hawaiian
Here’s what you need: 1 ounce Blue Curacao, 1-ounce white rum, 3 ounces of pineapple juice, and 1 ounce sweetened coconut cream.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at Mix That Drink! This recipe is for individual servings, but all you have to do is double up, or triple up, depending on how many servings you’re looking for!
9. Spiked Ginger Mint Lemonade
Here’s what you need: ½ cup chopped mint, ½ cup chopped peeled ginger, 1 cup sugar, 1 750-ml bottle lemon-flavoured vodka, 2 cups fresh lemon juice, and lemon wheels and mint leaves (for serving).
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at Bon Appetit!
10. Blood Orange Mimosa
Here’s what you need: 10 to 12 blood oranges (juiced and strained) or 2 1/2 cups blood orange juice, 1 750-ml bottle dry sparkling wine (such as Prosecco or Cava, chilled), 8 to 10 pieces blood orange peel, removed with a vegetable peeler and twisted, for garnish.
Got it? Then check the cocktail recipe at The Kitchn! It serves 8!