You don’t need to be a master mixologist to throw the best parties. You don’t need to be a master mixologist to create delicious and appealing cocktails. All you need is a blender, shaker, and ice. These are some of the best cocktails you can make for big parties and intimate get-togethers with your girlfriends. Mixology is an artistic endeavor. Feel free to make these your own.
These cocktails are fun, sweet, and infinitely enjoyable. They will impress your friends and give you fuel to party all night.
This pink-hued drink tastes just like a martini but is much more delicious. Although there have been many versions of this cocktail since before World War II ended, the magic ingredient of Cranberry Juice was only added in the 1980s, when the cosmopolitan was born.
It takes just four ingredients and this simple recipe from Liquor.com to make a cosmo. You can substitute the lime wedge for an orange rind to compliment the Cointreau if you don’t have limes.
Pina Colada/Pina Alada
Look no further if you are looking for the perfect summer cocktail. A bartender created this Puerto Rican drink at the Caribe Hilton in 1954. It is still a popular choice worldwide.
The Pina Colada recipe by Evolving Table has just five ingredients. However, a blender produces the best results, while a long, vigorous shake is fine. If you feel fancy, garnish with a slice or two of pineapple and a cocktail cherry. It’s almost impossible to eat just one of the delicious pineapple, coconut, and rum combinations. You can also make a pina Alada, which is an alcohol-free version. Remove the rum from the recipe and enjoy.
California’s classic is adorable and delicious. Its name comes from its faded appearance that is reminiscent of a sunset. Legend has it that Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones’ drummer, discovered the drink while touring the United States.
Tasty’s tequila sunrise can bring the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll to your home. It requires only three ingredients and doesn’t require any equipment. Grenadine, the secret ingredient that gives the drink its sunset look, is a simple garnish with a cherry and orange wheel.
Many famous fans of the classic daiquiri, including Ernest Hemingway, John F. Kennedy and others, dates back to 1896. The frozen daiquiri was first created in the 1930s in Cuba. People have been adding different fruits to the mixture since then. Some think strawberry is the best, such as this from Miss In The Kitchen.
Use a blender to combine the ingredients. Blend it until smooth. Pour it into glasses. If you’re looking for something more creative, place the strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, and shake vigorously. Serve with crushed ice and fresh strawberries, and lime garnish.
Lemon Drop Martini
You might be opposed to strong drinks, and the name’martini’ may make you run for the hills. Like this from Foodology Geek, the lemon drop is not your ordinary martini. The vodka is barely noticeable, but it’s sweet and sugary. This cocktail is even more delicious because of its charming pastel-yellow hue.
The lemon drop candy is the inspiration for its name. It first appeared in the 1970s. However, the original recipe does not call for the inexpensive and readily available Italian liquor, Limoncello. This cocktail is easy to make and delicious.