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    10 Cocktails Ideas For Your Next House Party

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    Who doesn’t love a host who can stir up a great cocktail at their own place? No one! So, don’t be the host with no behind-the-bar skills. Plus, it’s such a great way to get a girl or guy’s attention, too. No?

    Here’s how you start: Throw a party. Invite people over (including that special someone). Get behind the bar. Working up the ideal cocktail is the simplest method for dazzling somebody, provided that you figure out how to hit the nail on the head. In the event that you can shake, mix and strain and love to experiment, plunge into the universe of mixology. Setting up a cocktail party is most likely the coolest thing to do. 

    Consider pitchers Cosmopolitans, Margaritas, Sangria and superbly enhanced stuff. You don’t need to be an ace to take care of bartending – simply follow the extents and you’re good to go. 

    1. Curry Scotch Smash 

    Ingredients:

    60ml Blended Scotch

    25ml Lemon juice

    25ml curry simple syrup

    Handful of mint

    How to make it:

    Combine the ingredients, shake well and strain!

    2. Bloody Mary 

    Ingredients:

    Large handful of ice

    100ml vodka

    500ml tomato juice

    1 tbsp lemon juice, plus 2 slices to serve

    Few shakes Worcestershire sauce

    Few shakes Tabasco (smoked Tabasco is nice)

    Pinch celery salt

    Pinch black pepper

    2 celery sticks, to serve

    How to make it:

    Place the ice in a large jug. Measure the vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice and pour it straight onto the ice.

    Add 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco (or more if you like it very spicy) and a pinch of celery salt and pepper. Stir until the outside of the jug feels cold, then strain the cocktail into 2 tall glasses.


    Top up with fresh ice, add a celery stick and lemon slice to both glasses and enjoy.

    3. Spiced Moscow Mule 

    60ml vodka of choice

    20ml lime juice

    20ml house made ginger syrup

    Topped with ginger beer.

    How to make it:

    Combine, shake and stir well. Serve in a mule mug and garnish with spices if needed.

    4. Classic Margarita

    Ingredients: 

    Ice

    50ml tequila reposado

    25ml lime juice

    20ml triple sec (we used Cointreau)

    For the garnish

    Salt

    2 lime wedges

    How to make it: 

    Sprinkle a few teaspoons of salt over the surface of a small plate or saucer. Rub one wedge of lime along the rim of a tumbler and then dip it into the salt so that the entire rim is covered. 

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the tequila, lime juice and triple sec. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
    Strain the mix into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Serve with a wedge of lime.

    5. Cosmopolitan 

    Ingredients:

    45ml lemon vodka

    15ml triple sec

    30ml cranberry juice

    10ml lime juice

    Ice

    Orange zest, or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.

    How to make it:

    Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

    To make the garnish: hold a 3cm round piece of orange zest about 10cm above your cosmo and very carefully wave it over a lit match or lighter flame. Bend the outer edge of the zest in towards the flame so that the orange oils are released, then drop the zest into your drink.

    6.  Mojito

    Ingredients: 

    6 limes, plus 1 lime sliced, to serve

    4 tbsp granulated sugar

    4-5 mint sprigs

    Ice

    350ml white rum

    600ml sparking water

    How to make it: 

    Chop each lime into six pieces and drop them into a two-litre jug. Add the sugar and squish the lime wedges with a muddler, or the end of a rolling pin. Keep crushing to get out all the juices.

    Pick the leaves off a mint spring and lay them on one of your hands. Clap the other hand on top to bruise the leaves ever so gently, then drop them into the jug. Repeat with the rest of the mint spring.

    Fill up the jug about three-quarters full with ice, then add the rum. Stir with a long-handled spoon to mix all the ingredients together gently and top up with the sparkling water. Stir once more, then serve poured into tall glasses with a few extra ice cubes and lime slices.

    7. Long Island Iced Tea

    Ingredients: 

    50ml vanilla vodka

    50ml London dry gin

    50ml reposado tequila

    50ml rum

    50ml triple sec

    50-100ml fresh lime juice

    ice

    500ml cola

    2 limes, cut into wedges

    How to make it: 

    Pour the vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec into a large (1.5l) jug, and add lime juice to taste. Half fill the jug with ice, then stir until the outside feels cold.
    Add the cola then stir to combine. Drop in the lime wedges.
    Fill 4 tall glasses with more ice cubes and pour in the iced tea.

    8.  Whiskey Sour

    Ingredients: 

    50ml bourbon

    35ml lemon juice

    12½ml 2:1 sugar syrup

    2 dashes Angostura bitters

    ½ fresh egg white

    Ice

    50p-sized piece of lemon zest

    For the garnish

    slice of orange and a cherry on a stick

    How to make it: 

    Shake all of the ingredients (except for the lemon zest) hard with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Squeeze the lemon zest, shiny side down over the drink so the scented oils spray across the surface. Discard the zest, add the garnish and serve.

    9. Sangria 

    Ingredients:

    2 oranges , chopped

    2 pears , chopped

    2 lemons , 1 chopped, 1 juiced

    200g red berries , chopped (we used strawberries and cherries)

    3 tbsp caster sugar

    1 tsp cinnamon

    Ice

    750ml bottle light red wine

    100ml Spanish brandy

    300ml sparkling water

    How to make it: 

    Put the chopped fruit in a bowl and sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon, then stir to coat. Cover and leave to macerate in the fridge for at least 1 hr, or ideally overnight.
    Fill a large jug with ice. Stir the macerated fruit mixture to ensure the sugar is dissolved, then tip into the jug with the wine and brandy. Stir, then top up with the sparkling water and serve

    10. Daiquiris 

    Ingredients

    50ml white rum

    25ml lime juice

    10ml sugar syrup

    Ice

    How to make it: 

    Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass. 

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