Whether it is a family gathering, a birthday celebration, or a small wedding, we all enjoy a good party. They boost our mood and make us happy. And, as the holidays are coming closer and closer, we have to seriously start planning our at-home parties.
Since they are small events, we don’t need to worry too much about the organization. In terms of music, we can make a list of songs and play them. For the food, we can hire a catering service. But, when it comes to drinks, we tend to take care of that by ourselves. While you can buy what you need in the local store, you can save time by buying alcohol online.
And, as it is with most parties, cocktails are the most consumed drinks. But, since you cannot buy all the liquors, you need to plan well which cocktails you will offer. In order to do that, you can choose the cocktails that are easy to make. If you’re not sure which ones to choose, here are the best cocktails for an at-home party.
Can we just say that this is one of the classics for every party? No matter if it is summer or winter, this cocktail is always one of the choices. And, why not love it when it has a great taste and it’s very easy to make. So, let’s see how you can make it.
- 1.5 oz. white rum
- 0.5 oz. lime
- 0.5 oz. club soda
- 10 mint leaves (fresh)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- Cut the lime into 4 slices.
- Put 1 slice of lime and mint leaves in a glass.
- Crush the lime and mint to release some lime juice and mint oils.
- Add 2 lime slices and sugar.
- Crush the slices again.
- Put more ice, until the glass is almost full of it.
- Pour rum and then club soda.
- Stir the mixture.
- Garnish the cocktail with the last lime slice.
Another iconic cocktail that is kind of a must-drink for every party. The success of margarita lies in its simplicity which gives it a mouth-filling taste. Although there are different margaritas, the original one is the best choice for a party. And, why bother with other recipes, when you can choose the simplest one. Here’s how to make it.
- 1.5 oz. tequila
- 0.5 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- Ice cubes
- 1 lime slice
- Sugar or salt (optional, for rimming)
- Freeze a glass until cold.
- If you want to decorate the glass, first rub the rim of the cold glass with sugar or salt.
- Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
- Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well.
- Pour the mixture in the chosen glass.
- Garnish the glass with a lime slice.
Here’s another cocktail that is perfect for your at-home party due to its simplicity. People love the screwdriver because it has only 2 ingredients. So, if you are about to host a party at your home, don’t forget this cocktail. Here’s how to make it.
- 1.5 oz. vodka
- Orange juice
- 1 cup of ice
- Put the ice into a highball glass.
- Pour vodka over the ice.
- Pour the orange juice.
There’s no party gone without this famous cocktail. Indeed, the well-known cosmopolitan is among the most common party cocktails. People love it because of its interesting sweet-yet-sour taste. Although it requires several ingredients, it’s very easy to make.
- 1.5 oz. lemon vodka
- 0.5 oz. triple sec
- 0.3 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1 cup of ice
- Lime slice or orange zest, for the garnish
- Put all ingredients into a shaker and shake well.
- Pout the cocktail into a glass.
- Garnish the cocktail.
Sex On the Beach
And, of course, you cannot have an at-home party without the famous Sex on the Beach cocktail. This mouth-filling drink is one of the most loved cocktails for every occasion due to its incredible taste. The best thing about it is that you can easily make it.
- 1.7 oz vodka
- 0.85 oz peach schnapps
- 2 oranges
- 2 orange slices
- 1.7 oz cranberry juice
- glacé cherries (optional)
- Fill two tall glasses with ice cubes.
- Pour the vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice into one big jug and stir.
- Pour the mixture into the two glasses equally and stir.
- Garnish the glasses with the cherries and the orange slices.
No matter what’s the reason for your party, you will never go wrong with these 5 cocktails. It’s because they have many ingredients in common, so you won’t have to buy a lot of different liquors. And because they are super easy to make.